Author Archives: Kevin Gulliver

We need an honest debate about debt reduction. But don’t expect it from George Osborne

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The reduction of the national debt should be achieved over a generation – not a handful of years.

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The Lyons Review: Britain’s housing crisis – and how we solve it

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Labour has published its plans on how it will deliver 200,000 homes a year in the UK.

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Another Tory housing gimmick

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Cameron’s housing announcement is his latest attempt to wear Mrs Thatcher’s clothes.

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Labour must be more radical on housing

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We need to strike out beyond the confines of housing policy orthodoxies accepted by all political parties since the late 1980s.

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It’s time to defend social housing against negative media stereotypes

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A new campaign is asking politicians to take the lead in affirming the positive value of social housing.

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Don’t believe the headlines: a housing bubble is still on the cards

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The affordability crisis can be seen in all parts of the country.

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The government is actively contributing to our growing housing crisis

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There are today 1.7m households on social waiting lists, yet the government’s focus is on creating a mini-housing boom through its Help to Buy scheme.

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The government is failing miserably in the face of a growing UK housing crisis

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While chancellor George Osborne’s Budget yesterday had a strong housing focus, which was welcomed in housing circles, the announcements failed miserably in the face of a growing UK housing crisis.

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It’s never been more fashionable to demonise social housing tenants

If there is a ‘dependency culture’ it exists in the banking and privatised utility sectors.

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A housing policy in disarray

Worryingly for the housing and construction sectors, personnel changes may signal downgrading of housing policy at a time when housing is growing in importance.

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