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Well - whether he means action or its platitude's, he's the first politician in a genuinely active role that I know of to debunk the definition of 'affordable' homes as decreed by Westminster that has long stunk out the UK. He's called them on the ********. That alone is a small step on the road to victory of getting people to think.

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If they can't build, in theory they can't make money. The next logical step would be to heavily tax land banking so that these property developers/builders are forced to build and build with affordable housing included.

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I hope that land values take a hit and building rate does not slow down, but in reality I'm not sure. Development and planning is still a massive pain in the proverbial and costs a lot of money. I wish they'd just abolish the greenbelt and planning and be done with it. Even if he had the power to do that, I doubt he'd have the Ed Balls.

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Well - whether he means action or its platitude's, he's the first politician in a genuinely active role that I know of to debunk the definition of 'affordable' homes as decreed by Westminster that has long stunk out the UK. He's called them on the ********. That alone is a small step on the road to victory of getting people to think.

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So he's moved the debate forward - but can he actually get anywhere with this ? Unless he can collapse the price of land, how will this play out ? If he is really serious he will also have to have some rather controversial measures to tackle land-banking (i.e. developers sitting on their hands to avoid devaluing their 'asset').

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So he's moved the debate forward - but can he actually get anywhere with this ? Unless he can collapse the price of land, how will this play out ? If he is really serious he will also have to have some rather controversial measures to tackle land-banking (i.e. developers sitting on their hands to avoid devaluing their 'asset').

Last bit of the article worth a read (don't know how realistic the aim is):

He also confirmed he was planning to create a city hall unit to plan, finance and build new homes. He said Homes for Londoners would use vacant Transport for London sites as well as other publicly owned land. He added that major employers could be asked to provide finance and in exchange they would get new homes for their workers.

“I have met many chief executives and those in multi-nationals who say we have problems with recruitment because of the housing crisis in London,” Khan said. “My point to them is this: join Homes for Londoners, you can provide some of the finance and we can guarantee some of the homes we build will be for your staff.”

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Last bit of the article worth a read (don't know how realistic the aim is):

Khan said. My point to them is this: join Homes for Londoners, you can provide some of the finance and we can guarantee some of the homes we build will be for your staff.[/font][/color]

Shared ownership for companies!

Awesome......

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Oh, stop giving benefits to foreign nationals.

That requires Brexit. We have no choice at present but to pay benefits from day one - ignoring Cameron's supposed opt out which is probably illegal under EU law.

And also no affordable housing schemes for anyone who doesn't have a UK passport until they have lived here for five years. Why are we giving Swedish ballet dancers shared ownership properties in London?

https://www.sharetobuy.com/firststeps/gettingstarted/latestnews?id=303&page=0

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That requires Brexit. We have no choice at present but to pay benefits from day one - ignoring Cameron's supposed opt out which is probably illegal under EU law.

And also no affordable housing schemes for anyone who doesn't have a UK passport until they have lived here for five years. Why are we giving Swedish ballet dancers shared ownership properties in London?

https://www.sharetobuy.com/firststeps/gettingstarted/latestnews?id=303&page=0

According to the eu's own written summary of the negotiated agreement anything agreed with Cameron is within the scope of the eu treaties.

So any so called deal could have been agreed years ago. He negotiated nothing. So in reality it isn't an opt out and in any event it can all be reneged on if the vote turns out to be Bremain.

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So even if he did build 50,000 affordable homes (which he won't) they'll just go to tax credit scammers and immigrants who know how to play the system while the rest of the poor saps who work in London on £23k will still be paying eye gouging market rates right?

Labour really are a bunch of cretins...my labour MP has consistently voted to increase welfare and has voted against raising the basic rate of income tax

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I hope that land values take a hit and building rate does not slow down, but in reality I'm not sure. Development and planning is still a massive pain in the proverbial and costs a lot of money. I wish they'd just abolish the greenbelt and planning and be done with it. Even if he had the power to do that, I doubt he'd have the Ed Balls.

Brexit would hammer prices apparently...

Did I read there are 50,000 new flats in the pipeline...

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Last bit of the article worth a read (don't know how realistic the aim is):

He also confirmed he was planning to create a city hall unit to plan, finance and build new homes. He said Homes for Londoners would use vacant Transport for London sites as well as other publicly owned land. He added that major employers could be asked to provide finance and in exchange they would get new homes for their workers.

I have met many chief executives and those in multi-nationals who say we have problems with recruitment because of the housing crisis in London, Khan said. My point to them is this: join Homes for Londoners, you can provide some of the finance and we can guarantee some of the homes we build will be for your staff.

Sounds a bit complicated - but I guess if you take land values out of the equation and accept pressure on London wages mainly comes from the cost of housing then I guess there's a plausible strategy to investigate.

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So even if he did build 50,000 affordable homes (which he won't) they'll just go to tax credit scammers and immigrants who know how to play the system while the rest of the poor saps who work in London on £23k will still be paying eye gouging market rates right?

Labour really are a bunch of cretins...my labour MP has consistently voted to increase welfare and has voted against raising the basic rate of income tax

Yes bring back Borris! :D at least he is honest and shows his commitment to the bankers, money launderers and glitterati that he rubs bits with.

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That requires Brexit. We have no choice at present but to pay benefits from day one - ignoring Cameron's supposed opt out which is probably illegal under EU law.

And also no affordable housing schemes for anyone who doesn't have a UK passport until they have lived here for five years. Why are we giving Swedish ballet dancers shared ownership properties in London?

https://www.sharetobuy.com/firststeps/gettingstarted/latestnews?id=303&page=0

No. Most of Newham is a log way from anywhere near the EU.

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GUARDIAN: Here’s how to fix the housing crisis, Sadiq Khan

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A few weeks ago the non-party political London Fairness Commission, of which I am a member, reported on the consensus findings of a cross-section of Londoners, including business representation. It recommended that the new mayor advise that “affordable rents” mean 30% of household income, not 80% of the market rent; that the right-to-buy be suspended for five years within London, while our social housing supply is increased through building in London. The mayor can lobby for this on behalf of all Londoners. He should also use the mayor’s housing fund to provide more quality rented housing.

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http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/10/how-to-fix-housing-crisis-sadiq-khan-london

YES!!!!

And 30 years in prison for all peddlers of PREDATORY LIAR LOANS TOO.....

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Yes bring back Borris! :D at least he is honest and shows his commitment to the bankers, money launderers and glitterati that he rubs bits with.

Conservatives are also a bunch of self serving parasites. But Labour won't be doing a thing for the average working man and woman in London.

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Shared ownership for companies!

Awesome......

Even better when the other half of your house is owned by your employer.

Imagine the serenity>>>

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Seems so obvious...amazing its taken so long to even consider these sorts of measures.

Khan should seek further devolution of powers to enable the introduction of a tax on landowners for land in London with planning permission that has not been developed within three years of permission being granted.

If he's going for actual 'affordable' housing then he may have no choice but to come down hard on landbanking.

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Less so what followed, with Khan adding: “I am bringing together an alliance of people from local authorities, housing associations, developers.”

IF this is the plan, expect nothing to change.

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