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Policy-By-Policy: The Coalition Government's Plans

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8693832.stm

In this BBC Summary I can not find one mention on housing.

Maybe they don't have a policy on housing? Maybe that's a good thing? Maybe they'll be happy for this stack of cards to finally collapse?

..the policies discussed to date imply...realistic CGT on BTL and other second homes ...and possible adjustment on the 6% plus to prop up those claiming support for interest on their mortgages....

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In this BBC Summary I can not find one mention on housing.

Maybe they don't have a policy on housing? Maybe that's a good thing? Maybe they'll be happy for this stack of cards to finally collapse?

Well, they've already abolished HIPS. Funnily enough, Labour's never ending search for ways to leglislate without having to bother with the inconvenience of a vote in parliament let them do that prior to passing any any actual acts.

Looking at the full set of docs:

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Nl1/Newsroom/DG_187877

There's also these points:

We will rapidly abolish Regional Spatial Strategies and return decision-making powers on housing and planning to local councils, including giving councils new powers to stop ‘garden grabbing’.

In the longer term, we will radically reform the planning system to give neighbourhoods far more ability to determine the shape of the places in which their inhabitants live, based on the principles set out in the Conservative Party publication Open Source Planning.

We will maintain the Green Belt, Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) and other environmental protections, and create a new designation – similar to SSSIs – to protect green areas of particular importance to local communities.

We will work with the Bank of England to investigate how the process of including housing costs in the CPI measure of inflation can be accelerated.

We will promote ‘Home on the Farm’ schemes that encourage farmers to convert existing buildings into affordable housing.

We will phase out the ring-fencing of grants to local government and review the unfair Housing Revenue Account.

We will require continuous improvements to the energy efficiency of new housing.

We will provide incentives for local authorities to deliver sustainable development, including for new homes and businesses.

We will review the effectiveness of the raising of the stamp duty threshold for first-time buyers.

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  • 261 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
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      • up 5%



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