Berwick CLP calls on Labour to commit to large scale council house building programme

At its January meeting Berwick Labour Party overwhelmingly passed our resolution calling for Labour to commit to its 2019 council housing policies and to campaign for the current government to fund a large scale council house building programme. The resolution was passed by 26 votes for, with 1 against and 1 abstention. "Berwick-upon-Tweed CLP is … Continue reading Berwick CLP calls on Labour to commit to large scale council house building programme

Fighting for council housing in the centre of Hackney

By Morning Lane Space (morninglanepeoplesspace@gmail.com, @MOPSCampaign on Twitter and Instagram, MorningLanePeoplesSpace on Facebook) In the heart of Hackney in East London is 55 Morning Lane, currently the site of a large and popular Tesco supermarket and car park and a prime target for a redevelopment. In Autumn 2019, we came together as local residents to … Continue reading Fighting for council housing in the centre of Hackney

The real obstacle to council house building is the absence of government grant

Martin Wicks says that the key to a large scale council house building programme is central government grant, not borrowing. Ever since Right to Buy was introduced the number of council homes has plummeted. The current government has provided little funding for councils to build homes through their housing revenue accounts. Since 2010 the number … Continue reading The real obstacle to council house building is the absence of government grant

What’s wrong with Boris Johnson’s building plans?

Carol Hayton answers the question. On 30th June yet another meaningless slogan was plastered across the Downing Street lectern in an attempt to convince the British public that Boris Johnson’s government is moving forward with a recovery plan. The ‘Build Build Build’ sticker seemed to have been applied at a slightly lopsided angle, giving the … Continue reading What’s wrong with Boris Johnson’s building plans?