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The Uk Gov today published Social Housing Green Paper ​​​​​​​

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1 hour ago, Saving For a Space Ship said:

The 'commitment' to deliver 300,000 new homes a year appears now to have been pushed back to the mid 2020s, havng been first announced by Hammond in November 2017.  <_<

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On 15/08/2018 at 08:10, Saving For a Space Ship said:

Fixed link:  https://www.ymca.org.uk/featured/ymca-responds-to-social-housing-green-paper

Bit weak imo.  It's not just young people and low wages. 25+ years of BTLers, lunatic HPI, QE, and housing treated as 'investment' it's also many older and higher earners who've been captured by housing financialisation.  Daydream all you want about affordable new house building in any number. 

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... has resulted in affordable housing being a myth for many.

... “With social housing being scarce, we know young people struggle to afford the costs of private rent, leaving them with few options when they are ready to move on from supported accommodation. Even for a young person in employment, a combination of low wages and high rents can quickly see them priced out of the market. 

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Correct me if I am wrong but didn't Thatcher secure a huge number of votes by building affordable (social) housing? The Tories are really stupid not to make this a current vote catcher and game changer. Their voters are dying off and they will need to appeal to the younger crowd sooner rather than later. This would also help to stem the popularity of Corbyn's Labour who are seen to support cheap housing for younger people. It would be a no brainer if the Tories had a brain and morals

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33 minutes ago, fru-gal said:

It would be a no brainer if the Tories had a brain and morals

Fortunately (or unfortunately for the UK depending on your perspective), Tories have neither.

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