Policy makers fiddling the figures and not providing adequate housing!


The people with the least to gain from the policy makers obsession with house building are those wanting and needing better housing. By not dealing with the real issues – the maldistribution of housing, the lack of security for private tenants, and the lack of social housing; the plight of those wanting a more secure future will not improve and possibly get worse.

If policy makers were serious about housing they would:

Provide more social housing;
Improve the rights of private tenants;
Restrict house ownership to residents, rather than those buying for second homes, holiday lets and investment purposes;
Limit the capital gains of movers from high house price to lower price areas;
Stop welfare changes which punish the poor;
Create a more equitable tax system.

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