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Conservative ministers have washed their hands of any responsibility to build the homes families on ordinary incomes need. Ministers try to hide their failure to build more affordable homes by branding more homes 'affordable'. The Conservative definition of affordable housing now includes homes close to full market rent and on sale for up to £450,000.feedback
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Sep 18 2017 London
John Healey has most recently been quoted in an article called Social housing crisis can no longer be ignored, says housing chief. John Healey said, “Public concern about housing is around the highest level for 40 years. Millions of families are struggling with high housing costs. Faced with this, ministers have turned their back on the way they can help most – by building low-cost homes to rent and buy.”. John Healey has been quoted a grand total of 35 times in 21 articles.
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Jun 26 2017

He was giving voice to the very real anger and disbelief that many people have. I wouldn't use the word murder. It is not yet possible to point to direct cause and effect, we don't yet know the full details from Grenfell Tower. What worries me now about these checks is that 60 have failed out of 60. That surprises me, that suggests they are just testing one product. And there have really got to be much wider safety checks and tests for the future.feedback

Jun 26 2017

I wouldn't use the word murder. It's not yet possible to point to a direct cause and effect. We don't know the full details from Grenfell Tower. But he's right that there is clearly a current political context within which government decisions are being made. I think he was giving voice to the very real anger and disbelief that many people have about how the loss of at least 79 lives in Grenfell Tower could ever have happened.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - London

We have to face the fact that no fire in a single flat should have caused such devastation. No one should sleep in fear because they live in a tower block. And no minister should rest now until all the answers have been provided and until anyone responsible has been held fully to account, until every action needed has been taken.feedback

May 14 2017 - British elections 2017

Theresa May has been at every cabinet since 2010 and can't sidestep her share of the blame for the Tory housing crisis. The number of homeowners has fallen by 200,000, homelessness has more than doubled and new affordable housebuilding is at a near record low.feedback

Apr 30 2017

Our homes are at the centre of our lives, but at the moment renters too often don't have basic consumer rights that we take for granted in other areas. In practice, you have fewer rights renting a family home than you do buying a fridge-freezer. As a result, too many are forced to put up with unacceptable, unfit and downright dangerous housing.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Labour Party

First of all I had to look that up. I think this is Boris Johnson feeling left out of the election campaign and it is the sort of look-at-me name-calling that you would expect in an Eton playground. I don't want to sink to that sort of level.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Labour Party

Labour doesn't just build more, we build better too. Labour councils across the country are pulling out all the stops to help people with the day-to-day housing pressures they face.feedback

Apr 12 2017

This investigation is a cautionary tale about some housing associations' work. When some of them are adopting a more commercial model, they need to take care not to adopt commercial building standards, which too often these days the public see as unsatisfactory.feedback

Apr 05 2017

This report shines new light on the difficulties faced by some homeowners who own their home on a leasehold basis. Often in the dark about the exact terms of their lease and currently unprotected from punitive terms including huge rises in rip-off 'ground rents'. Labour would start by giving leaseholders security from rip-off ground rents and end the routine use of leasehold ownership in new housing developments.feedback

Mar 26 2017 - Inequality

This is further evidence of an inequality of wealth and opportunity for home ownership in this country and it's part of seven years of failure on housing under Conservative ministers. The government has got to do more to help young first-time buyers who don't have the bank of mum and dad behind them. They could start by making sure help to buy is better targeted. It's indefensible that help to buy is helping almost 25,000 people who are not first-time buyers.feedback

Mar 26 2017

Younger people on smaller incomes are increasingly locked out.feedback

Mar 02 2017

The number of people stuck in an insecure and increasingly expensive private rented sector has grown dramatically over the last seven years. After seven years of failure on housing, not only has home ownership fallen, but affordable housebuilding has hit a 24-year low and rough sleeping has more than doubled.feedback

Mar 02 2017

After seven years of failure on housing, not only has home ownership fallen, but affordable housebuilding has hit a 24-year low, and rough sleeping has more than doubled.feedback

Jul 25 2007

The concern about water supplies now, having got drinking water to most of the areas that we need to, is to keep that going. It may be a good few days or a little longer before the mains water is back on so that people have the water they need for the rest of their everyday life. And clearly in terms of recovery and clean up and getting things back to normal, that may take a number of months.feedback

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