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Rural Homes - BBC

"A big increase in subsidised housing to stop low-earners being priced out of rural areas in England is being called for by a government-backed group.

A report by the Affordable Rural Housing Commission says at least 11,000 new homes a year must be built.

It suggests a new tax on second homes and more restrictions on the right to buy council houses in rural areas.

Without such action, rural communities will be reduced to retirement towns and "dormitories" for the wealthy, it adds."

""Villages and country towns must be allowed to evolve in the way they did in the past - they can't just be preserved in aspic."

:lol:

Don't hold your breath, mind. <_<

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This story is currently on West Country News as their main report.

They interviewed an Estate Agent who disagrees with it - she sides with the second home owners.

Quote "some of them won't be able to afford the tax and will be forced to sell"

OH DEAR WHAT A SHAME!!!!

:lol::lol::lol:

NEVERMIND - I'LL BE FIRST IN THE QUEUE OF FTB'S TO BUY OFF THEM - AT THE RIGHT PRICE OF COURSE!

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There is already an existing report called "Rural Housing - a place in the countryside?", which is a curious title, obviously rural housing needs to be built in the cities!

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There is already an existing report called "Rural Housing - a place in the countryside?", which is a curious title, obviously rural housing needs to be built in the cities!

Ah, but is that report by a Commission, and did they make recommendations which it will be difficult for the government to avoid?

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Better than nothing, this impact tax.

That said, the real problem are not super-rich second home owners as they are too statistically few to make much difference to rural property values, but the new breed of holiday home owner using vast piles of borrowed cash and the 'equity' in their ordinary bought-for-£70k-ten-years-ago suburban south east houses. These new psuedo-rich are many in number and causing chaos in rural communities.

The only way to stop the rot is re-regulate the mortgage market thus deflating the bubble that allows all this nonsense to take place and cause chaos in rural areas.

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Gordon "Miracle Economy" Brown ought to be frogmarched around the rural areas where the locals have been priced out and explain to them how he is going to correct the gross distortions he has foisted on house prices. Then he and his hoity toity toffee arsed, tight nosed, sun dried tomotaoey champagne socialists can fix the problem by doubling council tax on second homes and charge any income derived from second homes at the highest rate of income tax plus a 15% surcharge. :angry:

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Gordon "Miracle Economy" Brown ought to be frogmarched around the rural areas where the locals have been priced out and explain to them how he is going to correct the gross distortions he has foisted on house prices. Then he and his hoity toity toffee arsed, tight nosed, sun dried tomotaoey champagne socialists can fix the problem by doubling council tax on second homes and charge any income derived from second homes at the highest rate of income tax plus a 15% surcharge. :angry:

We'd be happy to volunteer to do the frog marching...!

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