Jacob Rees-Mogg criticises Sajid Javid’s £50bn housing plans, instead says we should build on green belt land

He said: “I think it’s tackling the wrong end of the problem. I don’t think there’s a shortage of capital for house-building, I think there’s a shortage of planning permissions. “This is putting the cart before the horse. If you … Continue reading Jacob Rees-Mogg criticises Sajid Javid’s £50bn housing plans, instead says we should build on green belt land

Kensington & Chelsea Council spent £200k on petty dispute between millionaire families – “the very same amount it would have cost to fit a sprinkler system throughout Grenfell Tower”

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Diane Abbott argues “we don’t need an inquiry on whether water puts out fire – we need sprinklers”

Diane Abbott has hit out at the plans for an inquiry into Grenfell, saying it shouldn’t be necessary to establish that retrofitting sprinklers “saves lives, saves homes and saves money” and says residents in tower blocks all over the country … Continue reading Diane Abbott argues “we don’t need an inquiry on whether water puts out fire – we need sprinklers”

The Rural Coalition calls on government to stop people in rural areas from being “left behind”

A coalition of organisations has called on the government to ensure there is affordable housing in rural areas, to avoid them becoming “enclaves of the affluent”. They say that nine million people are at risk of being left behind unless … Continue reading The Rural Coalition calls on government to stop people in rural areas from being “left behind”

Grenfell father and daughter still waiting to be rehoused after three weeks: “Give us houses that we want”

Hayam Atmani, a young girl who has been having nightmares about waking up to another fire, says the other people who lived in Grenfell were “very close … like family”, and she burst into tears she spoke about losing them. … Continue reading Grenfell father and daughter still waiting to be rehoused after three weeks: “Give us houses that we want”

Government’s housing deadline arrives and only 14 people have been rehomed

Theresa May set a three week deadline for the residents of Grenfell Tower to be rehomed. Today marks the government deadline, and the BBC reports many residents are still in hotels, with only 14 families with a housing offer they … Continue reading Government’s housing deadline arrives and only 14 people have been rehomed

One in seven UK private tenants pays more than half of their income on rent

One in seven UK private tenants is paying more than half of their monthly income on rent, compared to only 2% of home owners paying more than half of their income on mortgage payments, according to the Guardian. A further … Continue reading One in seven UK private tenants pays more than half of their income on rent

425,000 unaffordable new houses are currently planned for England’s green belt

The Conservatives have been accused of failing to protect the English countryside after research showed 425,000 new homes are to be built on green belt land. The majority of the houses are not classed as affordable, according to the Guardian. … Continue reading 425,000 unaffordable new houses are currently planned for England’s green belt