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What did they conclude?

That we can't afford affordable housing?

Or maybe that affordable housing isn't for us bulldog Brits.

All peers can afford their housing anyway. So everything's fine.

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What did they conclude?

That we can't afford affordable housing?

Or maybe that affordable housing isn't for us bulldog Brits.

All peers can afford their housing anyway. So everything's fine.

I watched it in fits & starts, but they covered a whole host of issues, such as HB, housing associations, private landlords, planning, tenancy, empty properties amongst it..

Here's a selection of questions that were asked.//http://www.theyworkforyou.com/lords/?id=2010-07-08a.333.6 & http://www.theyworkforyou.com/lords/?id=2010-07-08a.387.0

I suspect that they'll reshow it on iplayer / parliament at some point.. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00t1t8k

Edited by zagreb78

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I watched it in fits & starts, but they covered a whole host of issues, such as HB, housing associations, private landlords, planning, tenancy, empty properties amongst it..

(...)

Thats because Affordable Housing only makes sense if you look at the detail.If they were to stop and ask the question:

"Does Affordable Housing tend to make the total housing stock more affordable than if those AH units had been built as market homes?":

Then they could all go home early.

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By the fact that houses are selling, and that prices are still above where they *should* be, I'd guess that quite a few are!

....houses are only affordable to those who can afford to buy them......houses are only affordable to those who can borrow the money to buy them....houses are only affordable to those who have a reliable proven job that can show they can pay for them....houses are only affordable to those who have a large deposit down payment to put towards them.

Not everyone will ever afford to buy one or will even want to buy one......but never have you got so little for so much...never will you have to stay living in something so unsuitable for so long.

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Since the Candy brothers bought the Tory party, expect the coalition to water down the requirements of developers to incorporate social/affordable housing into their projects. Probably a good thing as they were usually only available, to council workers (another perk) ethnics and middle class professionals that had learn't to game the system.

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