Government promote focus on housing in reshuffle

by Property 118

8:27 AM, 9th January 2018
About 9 months ago

Government promote focus on housing in reshuffle

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Government promote focus on housing in reshuffle

Theresa May has taken the opportunity of a Cabinet reshuffle to promote her focus on housing by creating the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

Following the appointment of Rt Hon. Sajid Javid MP as the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, the department will be renamed as the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Housing Secretary Sajid Javid said:

“Building the homes our country needs is an absolute priority for this government and so I’m delighted the Prime Minister has asked me to serve in this role. The name change for the department reflects this government’s renewed focus to deliver more homes and build strong communities across England.”

The NLA responded to the news saying:

“We welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement today. Housing strategy should be at the forefront of the Government’s thinking.

“However, we hope that this works out to be more than just rebranding exercise, and that Mr Javid and his department will look to address the housing crisis by genuinely working across all tenures, not by fixating on building more homes.”

Property118 hopes that the new department will have the resource and experience to realise it can work with the Private Rental Sector to help alleviate the housing crisis rather than consider landlords as populist political pawns.

We are all watching this space!

Breaking News Update:

Key Back Bench Brexiteer Dominic Raab has just been appointed as housing minister.

Dominic will work alongside Sajid Javid and is the 16th housing minister in only 20 years!

 



Comments

Gary Nock

10:22 AM, 9th January 2018
About 9 months ago

This and Theresa Mayhems reshuffle reminds me of a popular quotation, written by Charlton Ogburn in 1957 and is often attributed to a Gaius Petronius. In one version it reads:

"We trained hard ... but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization"

(Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Can we see the similarity here? Nothing will change except the constant beating of the lesser spotted landlord who will become as extinct as the dodo if they carry on like this. Javid likes his soundbites and tries to sound tough, pandering to the likes of Shelter and Generation Rent. How many landlord votes have they lost and will continue to lose? I fear for the future.

Dani Matthews

16:22 PM, 9th January 2018
About 9 months ago

Didn't sajid javid help to put a stop to the likes of greedy Taylor wimpey selling houses with ridiculous leaseholds & trapping first time buyers in unsaleable properties due to these leasehold contracts & inflated value by house builders; making a mockery of help to buy. So credit where credit is due, he's done something right & decent so far. Hopefully he'll go a step further & help out the thousands of first time buyers stuck in these terrible circumstances & also recognize decent landlords doing a good job of providing affordable & decent homes in the rental market & abolish landlord's licensing which seems to be a way of making more money out of landlords rather than to help create good quality housing for tenants.

bhrat Kapur

17:25 PM, 10th January 2018
About 9 months ago

This empty rhetoric of a new housing ministry is of no use. Tories will use housing crisis as a pretext to enrich their Tax Heaven chronies even further.
In the end nothing will change till next election. Tories have truly proved to be the party of 1% by attacking their biggest supporters (The Private Landlords who are generally higher middle class). If they had support of 1 million landlords, they would not have needed any DUP's and would have won majority on their own. Removing George Osborne is not enough. They have to reverse his policies of attacking landlords as well. Till this govt does not removes S24, Landlords will not vote for them. They will either vote Labour or Liberitarian/Libdems or just abstain. Result will be loss of power for Tories. They have mis-treated the higher middle class. Lower middle class never votes for Tories anyways. Over confident and Power Intoxicated Tories are sure to lose power. God help private landlords.

NW Landlord

9:53 AM, 13th January 2018
About 9 months ago

It’s not just s24 these new PRA rules are just as damaging finance is now closed for mortgaged portfolio landlords having a nightmare at the minute


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