Rent freezes, tax relief on mortgage interest payments, and targeted aid to pensioners all need to be on the table.
Yet again we face serious times and grave challenges. It won’t be enough to promise jam to the people. Jam will need to be on the table, and at a price that can be afforded.
Thanks to this outdated system of feudal tenure, the link between work and reward has again snapped.
Lord Frost is right about the dangers of politicians chasing the dragon on regulation. But landlords can’t have it both ways.
A future in which young people cannot buy homes is a bigger threat to capitalism than Gove’s rent reforms.
The shock-absorber is a looser fiscal policy. Although the budget deficit is higher than one would like, the good news is that it is falling sharply.