Monday 23 January 2017

Housing should be new government’s priority

Published 20/02/2016 | 02:30

'There is scarcely a county in the country that doesn’t have hopelessly long housing waiting lists.'
'There is scarcely a county in the country that doesn’t have hopelessly long housing waiting lists.'

It seems perverse that we have come from a crash precipitated by a construction bubble to a situation where there is such a housing shortage that renting, let alone buying a home, is now a major problem.

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Young people find themselves tethered at every turn, as we reveal today, in their attempts to get onto the property ladder. Yet, instead of it being at the core of the election campaign, it seldom figures as an issue, despite the fact that is causing hardship right across our society.

There is scarcely a county in the country that doesn’t have hopelessly long housing waiting lists.

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