The Politics of Housing is necessarily societal. In other words you can’t divorce housing from politics.
How our first post-Brexit government is going to deal with ‘housing’ will disclose whether it is going to be an inconsiderate government, or whether it will be an inclusive one as far as dealing with the housing crisis is concerned. Over two years have passed since the present government took office however.
When canvassing for the Brexit vote in 2019 and accepting becoming our Prime Minister in July 2019, Mr Johnson promised his government would be a government inclusive for all in society, having just won the popular vote on that basis.
The question yet to be answered is: Will this promise be honoured?
Our new government must necessarily have to be tested on its core philosophy.
It should be stated the author of this web site is not stoically pro-socialist but nevertheless works for having a nurturing society with a vibrant community spirit.
Taking such a stance should not be seen as being a weakness. It is a strength which can make our nation greater than it has ever been.
Certain core policies are needed to steer us in the direction of forward progress.
What follows is a set of proposals to seal the cracks in our community before these widen or establish themselves structurally. The resultant damage that would be done if this was to be allowed to happen would be incalculable.
Before designing a new Town & Country Planning system for the whole of Britain, it would be a good idea to get a clear picture of what would make each local community thrive, and then incorporate precisely that.
To date we have seen little evidence of that and practically no justification for the arbitrary zoning designations which are being proposed in the Planning White Paper currently being debated in Parliament.
The objective surely ought to be for ordinary working people to be able to find openings for good new jobs.
One organisation, KPMG (the accountancy conglomerate) are in the news for helping in the battle for greater diversity among types of job especially within the poorer communities by offering apprenticeships. It wants nearly a third of their staff to be coming from working class backgrounds by 2030.
Enabling diversity of perspective, fresh thinking, and wide-ranging insight should help all businesses to perform.
Those from routine maintenance and service organisations may apply. Levels of pay and prospects do matter to employees but so does aspiration. Van drivers, butchers and factory workers should be among those applying if they would like to.
Equally importantly and for more about how the lack of housing and the affordability problem may be fully resolved, both swiftly and economically, please follow the link below:
How to Improve Housing Markets in England and Wales.
What do you think about this idea for drastically improving the operation of all housing markets in Britain?
Constructive comments are very much welcomed.
Posted by: Peter Hendry, Housing Valuation Consultant
Author:– The House Price Virtuoso Solution