May’s new housing adviser is ex-policy geek at Shelter!

May’s new housing adviser is ex-policy geek at Shelter!

9:21 AM, 27th April 2018, About 6 years ago 25

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Theresa May promised the country that she would fix our broken housing market and renew the British dream.

To help with this May has appointed Toby Lloyd, formerly head of policy and housing development at the anti-landlord ‘charity’ Shelter and who also lists HPC (House Price Crash) as one of his favourite websites!

Toby is the co-author of a recent book considering the inequalities of the housing market called, Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing. Discussing government encouragement of home ownership in the post war housing market the book states: “In an era of majoritarian democracy, governments have seen fit to slant public policy in favour of these new, domestic landowners, deepening the divide between those that do and do not own landed property.”

This would indicate a definite hostility to the idea of ownership of land and property beyond the need for personal shelter.

We will have to wait and see how much credence May gives to the advice offered by Toby, but it is likely to add to the weight of anti-landlord policies and cheap populist politics that are being served up currently.


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terry sullivan

20:43 PM, 27th April 2018, About 6 years ago

tm and dc continued filling positions with labor supporters--never Conservative

Monty Bodkin

10:00 AM, 28th April 2018, About 6 years ago

Same old crap that doesn't work;
"Property is theft, redistribution of wealth, state confiscation of property, blah blah."

Capitalism isn't perfect but its a damn sight better than the alternative.

Steve Hards

13:03 PM, 28th April 2018, About 6 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Whiteskifreak Surrey at 27/04/2018 - 15:56
Hi Whiteskifreak Surrey, you won't see it there as Shelter lists few of their staff. Official confirmation is here, on this chart of Government advisers. See the Policy Unit section under Downing Street:

Tobias Nightingale

12:05 PM, 29th April 2018, About 6 years ago

can't say I like this one bit. However it should be noted in the last YEAR (i think) mrs may aquired a 1 bed flat in CENTRAL london which will be high rent to say the least so a wee bit hard to believe serious rent controls would be enacted. Tenant rights( as if they dont have any!!) is possible given she would not need to worry about that given whom she would (if she is renting) renting to


17:28 PM, 30th April 2018, About 6 years ago

Landlords are the 'Kulaks' of 21st century Britain - there to be despised, scapegoated and eliminated, just as the Kulak's were in Stalin's Russia. However, we landlords are not alone. The left also despise Uber, Airbnb, Deliveroo and all the small entrepreneurs who use these platforms to make a living and improve the general well-being of mankind. The Corbynista left will not rest until our enterprise is eliminated so that everyone is dependent upon an all powerful state. Very depressing.

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