Housing

Why the government is getting involved in commissioning new housing

4 January 2016 12:45

David Cameron’s announcement today that the government will be involved in the direct commissioning of new homes on public land…

David Cameron opens up shared ownership scheme

7 December 2015 9:05

David Cameron is marking his tenth anniversary as Conservative party leader with a speech in the West Midlands today on…

Autumn Statement and Spending Review 2015: what to expect

25 November 2015 9:06

George Osborne will take to the Dispatch Box at 12:30pm today to deliver this year’s Autumn Statement — a mini-budget on the…

Who really won in the battle over right to buy?

7 October 2015 17:44

David Cameron’s key policy theme in his conference speech was housing, and it included the announcement that the government is…

Tim Farron tells Lib Dems to roll up their sleeves and prepare for government

23 September 2015 8:44

The Liberal Democrats’ autumn conference rolls to a close today with Tim Farron’s keynote address. In light of the party’s…

David Cameron’s PMQs answer with £60bn price tag

16 September 2015 14:45

PMQs today was interesting for all sorts of reasons. But one answer to a question which may have a longer-lasting…

No enthusiasm for Corbyn as he addresses Labour MPs

14 September 2015 19:27

Labour MPs are in no mood to fake it. At Jeremy Corbyn’s first meeting with the Parliamentary Labour Party, there…

Is this the sign the government has cracked planning reform?

10 July 2015 15:15

It’s not often good form for a journalist to cut and paste a press release, but the below is, to…

George Osborne’s Macmillan mission starts today

10 July 2015 8:54

Those in favour of more housebuilding in this country like to tell the story of Winston Churchill’s deal with Harold…

Election podcast special: 10 days to go

27 April 2015 12:30

The general election campaign has entered the final stretch and each day between now and polling day, we’ll be producing…

Campaign kick-off: 10 days to go

27 April 2015 9:04

With just under two weeks to go until polling day, the promises, threats and reassurances will kick up a notch…

Osborne and Miliband compete to see who has the worst housing policy

5 April 2015 9:49

So who is talking more nonsense about the housing market: George Osborne or Ed Miliband? From today’s newspapers, it’s hard…

Suburban legends: Why London’s property boom seems set to help Labour win seats

3 March 2015 13:02

Economists have for some time spoken of a ‘great inversion’ of London, whereby property price hikes in inner London, often…

Immigration threatens to overshadow Tory housing week

2 March 2015 8:42

It’s supposed to be the Tory housing week, with David Cameron setting out plans to double the number of discounted…

A bold idea that might just help the Tories win a majority

12 February 2015 12:11

Iain Duncan Smith has come up with a bold idea that might just enable the Tories to break out of…

A radical plan to ease Britain’s housing shortage – double the population of London

15 December 2014 13:55

Roger Scruton writes in today’s Daily Telegraph, a sentence that in itself fills me with a sense of Wa –…

Why both the Tories and Labour now want a fight on the economy

14 December 2014 10:01

Tomorrow, in a sign of how keen the Tories are to keep the political debate focused on it, both David…

My generation can’t afford to buy a house in London; so what?

28 October 2014 18:58

The UK Land Registry today released its latest report on house prises, showing the ticket-cost of an average home in…

Tory planning changes ‘perverse’ and creating ‘unbalanced development’ warns Cable

7 October 2014 18:14

One of the most striking things about the Lib Dem conference is not that the party has decided to be…

Tories to offer discounted homes to first-time buyers

27 September 2014 14:16

The Tories have begun to roll out their conference offer to voters. Today, they’ve announced that if re-elected, first time…

Housebuilding is up: is that good news?

21 August 2014 18:55

Good news on housing: this government is building more homes. New figures from the Communities and Local Government department show…

Labour’s action on housing doesn’t match its rhetoric

18 August 2014 12:58

On the face of it, it’s a simple equation. In the north-London borough of Islington, there are almost 9,000 people…

Reshuffle 2014: where is the radicalism?

17 July 2014 16:46

One of the more dispiriting things about this reshuffle has been the way in which important policy areas appear to…

We need to lift the cap on councils’ borrowing so they can help solve Britain’s housing crisis

3 July 2014 10:55

With Britain’s housing crisis worsening by the day, and Londoners facing a housing catastrophe, we urgently need to maximise the…

Why Owen Jones is wrong on housing

1 July 2014 11:00

Columnists like the Guardian’s Owen Jones have perpetuated a myth that harms rather than eases access to truly affordable homes…