Wednesday, May 09, 2007

What do we want? Low cost housing. When do we want it? Now!

According to Labour members polled by You.Gov on behalf of Jon Cruddas, affordable housing should be at the top of the party's new agenda.

An overwhelming 82% believe "funding should be available to local councils to build low-cost council housing on the same basis as housing associations". The Treasury has opposed this on the basis that it will breach government borrowing rules, since arm's length bodies need not count against government borrowing. Will we see some movement on this in the first few months of a Brown led government? I certainly hope so.


Caroline said...

Me too, Mike. Me too.

leon said...

This is an exceptionally critical issue, get it right and you sweep away a major plank for BNP support and bring back those lower middle class people struggling to get onto or stay on the housing ladder...

Anonymous said...

I think it's a great idea. But can Jon Cruddas repay his Parliamentary Additional Allowance for 2005-06 which amounts to £21,000. I'm not sure of the train/tube fare between Barking and Westminster but I would hazard a guess it falls far short of that figure.

The returned money can then go to assist homeless constituents.

Good idea

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