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Why Not A Government Public Building Company?

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Why does the Government not create a publicly ownded building company.

I would like this and would believe it would be a good source of my tax dollars!!

Obviously we all know if would be badly managed, cost loads to build simple structures but it would not be profit making and can build a supply of homes that is badly required.

With all private building firms, they are going to sit on their land and wait and see how the market pans out and slowly build homes stifling the economics of supply and demand.

Is there any way the Government can make these private firms build faster if it cant get its own public building company??

needs a way to replace all these houses they are selling off at 20% market value to 'right to buy' tenants

(PS just wrote an email to my local green peace website telling them how they are destroying the lifes of the FTBs and possibly there own futures (reduced guaranteed state pension and benefits from no population growth and indebted generations - ill see how they take it)

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Where do you live delboy?

I guess there aren't any council towers in your view then?

And another thing, it wouldn't be a 'source' of your tax dollars, it would be you who is the source.

In all seriousness though. What is needed and seems to be lacking in the UK, is incentives. All Labour seem to do is show their teeth by raising costs & threatening sanctions against people. What they should do, is encourage development with tax savings etc. One idea would be no council tax for 5 years on newly built houses, then 5 years at half price. That & other ideas would help add to the demand & builders would respond.

But no, we won't get anything like that from these monkeys.

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We need incentives for developers to refurbish the thousands of perfectly good terrace houses lying around the fringes of many towns (especially up north).

This needs to be backed by government money to regenerate the areas with proper facilities and green spaces.

Anyone who has been to the North would be shocked at the waste of perfectly good housing lying empty in rundown areas while the population is crammed into 2 bed newbuilds or priced out of everywhere else.

The real housing scandal is that there are no incentives for developers to meet local population needs - only to meet BTL demands........

What exactly is NL housing policy? Have they ever actually made a statment on this issue? Do they even have a policy?

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We need incentives for developers to refurbish the thousands of perfectly good terrace houses lying around the fringes of many towns (especially up north).

This needs to be backed by government money to regenerate the areas with proper facilities and green spaces.

Anyone who has been to the North would be shocked at the waste of perfectly good housing lying empty in rundown areas while the population is crammed into 2 bed newbuilds or priced out of everywhere else.

The real housing scandal is that there are no incentives for developers to meet local population needs - only to meet BTL demands........

What exactly is NL housing policy? Have they ever actually made a statment on this issue? Do they even have a policy?

Exactly. But I think part of the problem is that NuLabour thinks that these old houses aren't worth saving because they're fire traps & other build quality problems.

But there's no reason why when knocking a street down, they couldn't build in a way that regenerates the street back to it's former style with better building standards, but sympathetic architecture.

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