These feeble proposals show that Ministers just don’t get the scale of the problems facing homebuyers – John Healey
to the announcement of a call for evidence on improving the
home-buying process, John Healey MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, said:
week and another call for evidence on failings in the housing market, but these
feeble proposals show that Ministers just don’t get the scale of the problems
smacks of a political diversion from the hard facts of the Tories’ housing
record. Home-ownership is at a thirty year low and the number of
younger home-owners is in freefall, but Ministers can only come up with a
‘call for evidence’ on improving the home-buying process.
the Tories’ feeble gesture to Labour’s plans – 100,000 discounted homes for
first-time buyers, a cut in stamp duty, first dibs on new homes for local
people and new protections for home-owners.
is a government out of touch and out of ideas. Conservatives know housing
was a big part of why they did so badly at the election but after seven years
of failure Ministers still have no plan to fix the housing crisis.”