Theresa May – “I will take charge to solve the housing crisis”

Theresa May – “I will take charge to solve the housing crisis”

14:54 PM, 4th October 2017, About 5 years ago 14

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Theresa May’s grueling speech to the Tory party conference pledged to fix the broken housing market and to fulfil the “British Dream” for you people to own a home, but it was light on new policy details and money.

On the PRS May said that she wanted to give redress to tenants where landlords did not adequately maintain their homes. Another nod to the compulsory Redress scheme  for private landlords muted on Sunday.

On the housing market, May restated that it was the Tories who introduced Help to Buy but “the election result shows that is not nearly enough” to redress the generation inequality that the average house price is now 8 times average earnings.

She also confirmed that there will be an additional £2bn for affordable housing, increasing the budget to over £9bn. However, there was no mention of the number of additional homes this would create, but new homes for social rent at below market rates need to be built where the need is the greatest.

Mrs May told, or warned, developers that the government will make land available, but it they must take the responsibility to build homes people need.

Unlike recent Prime Ministers though she told the conference that it was her mission to solve the housing crisis and she would take personal charge.

Will this be sufficient compared to Jeremy Corbyn’s promise to build a million new homes if Labour were to get into power?


Gary Dully

15:52 PM, 4th October 2017, About 5 years ago

They are pathetic weasel words of a woman who won’t be in power for much longer.

I want Manchester United to win the premier league every year, but I know it won’t happen.

She can’t get the land, the councils fudge and delay because it’s not them building, there isn’t the money and she has a reputation in tatters.

You will be lucky to get another 1000 houses at this rate.

I’d be more worried about the Housing Courts being promised.


8:40 AM, 5th October 2017, About 5 years ago

The speech sums up her premiership - choking on non-conservative policies and then the wheels came off.


8:59 AM, 5th October 2017, About 5 years ago

£2Billion for 'affordable housing' so about £400mil will actually be used to build houses and the rest goes straight into the back pocket of big construction firms.

terry sullivan

9:38 AM, 5th October 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Sami Houmrani at 05/10/2017 - 08:59
most will go in fees to local councils and other parasites

terry sullivan

9:40 AM, 5th October 2017, About 5 years ago

she has no ability--she was rubbish as hs--worse as pm--she must go or the Conservative party will be finally destroyed--a process started by major clarke heseltine etc

Jan Martin

11:20 AM, 5th October 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by terry sullivan at 05/10/2017 - 09:40
Problem is nobody stands out to me to be more capable .


16:12 PM, 5th October 2017, About 5 years ago

The Conservatives need to up their performance otherwise we'll have Labour in charge - a scary prospect!! There's nobody in any of the political parties that inspires confidence - least of all JC!

Anthony Endsor

20:13 PM, 6th October 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Gary Dully at 04/10/2017 - 15:52
It's not just the Councils that are holding things up with building new houses. Far from it. In our area, our local Council have drawn up plans to sell land to a development company in order to build 180 houses. The local people are in uproar because of the plans and have vowed to bring the Council down if it goes ahead. There have been over 600 objections to the plans. The land is 'green space', and covers parks, ponds, sports areas, etc. There have been concerns about school places, doctors, dentists, etc as well meaning the Council are being targetted even though a lot of people believe they will just sell the land anyway as they need the money. Development plans always invite opposition so it takes a long time for things to happen, which of course makes Theresa May's dream an absolute fantasy. Our Council is Labour by the way so make of that what you will. 🙂

Gary Dully

15:09 PM, 7th October 2017, About 5 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Jan Martin at 05/10/2017 - 11:20I’m more capable.
Here’s how to win support from strivers... Part One!
1. Come back to Earth and stop talking crap all the time. (British Dream my arse)
2. Get rid of f*cking red tape for once in a while.
3. Set legislation so that businesses get paid on time or else you lose your business or in the case of a consumer your wages will be docked at the initial judgement, not an enforcement stage.
4. If you get a CCJ and you are later given credit with an unpaid CCJ, that new loan should be unenforceable.
5. Drop the EU in a dustbin marked, “Tried and Failed up North”
6. Reopen polytechnics.
7. Teach kids how to handle money
8. After 2 years job seekers allowance you get put on “ Lazy Bastard allowance”
9. A Grammar, Music and Technical school in each town, where you can’t buy into getting in, with no fees payable.
10. License required to rent a house.

11. Drop Section 24

12. Ask Landlords to buy more houses to rent out.

Anthony Endsor

20:04 PM, 7th October 2017, About 5 years ago

The 'lazy bastard' allowance already exists. It goes to the people in the House Of Lords every time they meet. I wouldn't mind getting paid that sort of money to sit there and fall asleep all day.

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