Monday, Nov 23, 2009

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Guardian: Treasury hit as council housing demand grows

"Demand to build council homes is far exceeding government expectations..."

Posted by rumble @ 07:37 PM (3268 views)
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1. mark wadsworth said...

Did I read that right? They're planning to build 3,500 council houses?

Why not 350,000 or 3,500,000? Council housing is a second-best option after Land Value Tax/liberalising planning laws, but it's still a pretty good deal for tenants and taxpayers alike, and it doesn't actually need much finance - the cost of building them would be met out of future rents, even if they only average £50 a week.

Monday, November 23, 2009 10:15PM Report Comment

2. markj69 str05 said...

Should have let the market crash, then buy up existing housing at a low price!

Monday, November 23, 2009 10:35PM Report Comment

3. Neilb said...

"far exceeding government expectations"... There's a 5 year + waiting list and they havent built any council houses for over 10 years - How can that be unexpected? Did someone just forget to check the figures since 1980?

Monday, November 23, 2009 10:49PM Report Comment

4. Crunchy said...

Here we go again with "Social Housing." Can you see what it is yet. Never heard so much about this in the boom years.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 09:14AM Report Comment

5. Steve said...

I think there has to be a new breed of council house where they go to local workers and not teen mothers. Reasonable cost (acheivable say by compulsory purchase of selected farm land at argricultural rate). No right to buy. Create employment in construction. Solve social problem. I am surprised nobody thought of council houses before. Oh, they did and politicians flogged them off for votes!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 10:03AM Report Comment

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