Action on Housing

What I’ve been doing……. I have been an outspoken critic of the current housing policy throughout the last term. I laid a successful amendment in 2014 to get the Housing Department and Treasury and Resources Department to look at the possible options for first time buyer schemes. The subsequent report was a huge disappointment, concluding that no schemes were acceptable, despite successes elsewhere. This led to me laying a successful amendment that resulted in the commissioning of an independent broad-based review of the local housing market. I hope that this forms the basis of a new housing policy in the next term. In the meantime, I am still pushing for support for first time buyers and have been working with others to look at how we can build confidence in the housing sector.]]>

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