Tag Archives: Home ownership

Thatcher, ideology, and elderly home owners

Thirty-odd years ago in Haringey we had a great scheme for helping elderly home owners manage their affairs.  If it was their wish, the council would buy their family home at market value and, in exchange for a specified discount … Continue reading

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Generation rent

I was suitably riled listening to Grant Shapps on World at One at lunchtime today, failing to answer sensible points and questions about the housing market from Tony Dolphin and Owen Hatherley.  His ability to avoid any question and reply in … Continue reading

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We need Isambard and a tin hat

As Tony suggests in his post I agree with Grant, Grant Shapps deserves (begrudging) respect for raising the importance of achieving long term house price stability, but I hope he has his tin hat on in anticipation of the reaction in … Continue reading

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What will housing look like at Christmas 2014?

Just published on the Labour Housing Group website is a fascinating article by LHG Executive member Graham Martin, who tries to predict what will happen to the 3 main tenures between now and Xmas four years hence, when we will … Continue reading

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