Author Archives: Kevin Gulliver

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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Towards a one nation housing policy

Yesterday the Labour Housing Group published its long-awaited ‘One Nation Housing Policy’ paper – ’50 Policies for Labour’ – beginning the process of providing Labour with a coherent housing strategy for the next General Election.

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We need less corporate socialism for private sector landlords

The UK housing debate is increasingly focused on who the housing system serves: the nation’s needs or vested interests that seek to preserve tenure-based wealth inequalities.

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A challenge to ‘In the Black Labour': Housing benefit will continue to rise unless we tackle the buy-to-let market

In a follow-up to their 2011 report In the Black Labour, Graeme Cooke, Adam Lent, Anthony Painter and Hopi Sen reaffirm their commitment to fiscal conservatism.

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Welfare reforms are cementing social tenants at the bottom of the economic pile

The picture emerging is one where social tenants are bearing the brunt of welfare reform and worsening austerity. This doesn’t quite gel with the chancellor Osborne’s claim that ‘we’re all in it together’.

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