Housing Bill

We Need a Housing Bill That's Fair for All

Lord Victor Adebowale | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Politics
Lord Victor Adebowale

We need a housing bill that supports stability, recovery, progress and independence... We talk about people caught in the 'revolving door' syndrome of recovery and relapse. Having a place to call home can make all the difference in breaking that cycle for good.

England Needs More Security in Our Housing Market, Not Less - The Government Should Re-think Its Approach to Council Tenancies

Campbell Robb | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Politics
Campbell Robb

We must learn from the past. The last generation of mass council house building included some ugly monolithic estates that did not meet people's aspirations, as well as some better designs. The next generation of low-rent homes need to look like any home you'd see on an ordinary street, and work for the same people who live on those streets.

Let All The Children Boogie: David Bowie Haunts the Housing Bill

Simon Elmer | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK
Simon Elmer

Last night, thousands of Londoners came out onto the streets of Brixton to say farewell to the Starman. But I like to think we were also there because there is a growing awareness that unless we do something soon, the Brixton and London we live in will soon be gone...

Don't Be Fooled - The Tory Housing Bill Will Make London's Housing Crisis Worse

Sadiq Khan | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Politics
Sadiq Khan

Don't let the Conservatives pull the wool over your eyes - their amendments are far too weak to help London. Any MP who really wants to do something to help fix the Tory housing crisis will be walking through the voting lobby to support my proposals today.

Even Tory Ministers Are Ashamed of This Housing Bill

John Healey | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Politics
John Healey

Last Tuesday night MPs were kept in the House of Commons until 2am, as the government forced through their Housing and Planning Bill in the early hours. Tory Ministers had snuck in more than 60 pages of new legislation at the last minute, including redefining 'affordable housing' to include homes for sale costing up to £450,000, and handing local planning over to private companies. No wonder Ministers are scared of debate on this bad Bill. This Housing Bill will be written up in the history books as evidence of a government that washed its hands of fixing our housing crisis.

Is This Really So Hard to Understand?

Mik Scarlet | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Politics
Mik Scarlet

What is most ridiculous is that as most disabled people come by their impairment later in life it is very likely that the very people who are so upset by this system of support may have to call on it one day, when they need it the most. Bet they call it fair then.

Housing Policies Which Should Make Us All Worried

Clive Betts | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Politics
Clive Betts

My forecast is by the end of this Parliament there will be a lower percentage of homes that are owner occupied, there will be fewer social rented properties, there will be more insecurity and pressure on family budgets and we won't have built the million homes the Prime Minister promised. We should all be very worried.

Wasted Fuel: How a Brave Government Could Kick-Start the Economy

Phil Shanks | Posted 31.03.2012 | UK Politics
Phil Shanks

In 2008 economies across the globe crashed as a worldwide shortage of cash liquidity brought the financial system to a standstill. Rather like a car that has run out of petrol, subsequent attempts to restart the engine have failed.