Tom Young says he is unimpressed by Jeremy Corbyn’s housing plans but the 2016 report (left) is eminently sensible and down-to-earth. It may be read here.

Mr. Young does not add that the people actually in power are failing to inspire developers to build affordable and social housing, and under their watch rents are rising.

No doubt Corbyn is approving the approach of Birmingham City Council (especially the new bonds development) and will extend the model if elected. See posts on this site for further information about investment in house-building and maintenance in the city:

https://ourbirmingham.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/housing-3-council-leader-welcomes-the-building-of-homes-with-affordable-rents/

https://ourbirmingham.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/housing-4-the-ft-reports-on-john-clancys-proposals-for-investment-in-housing-and-infrastructure/

https://ourbirmingham.wordpress.com/2016/01/31/birminghams-housing-partnership-a-new-approach/

https://ourbirmingham.wordpress.com/2016/04/10/bringing-2300-vacant-city-properties-back-into-use-training-local-people-and-using-local-supply-chains/

Young also remarks that ‘the Conservative government is one that consistently delivers on security’ –  yes, for the already wealthy.

The most vulnerable: those on low income, in ill-health or disabled, are fearful, wondering when the next cut in income and services will come.

 

 

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