On house building, Tory’s may job is no match for SNP’s dae job (Geddit?)!

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Insincere apologies for the above outbreak of pundamentalism.

In the Independent today:

‘Exclusive: Ministers admit half of local authorities stand to miss out on billions of pounds of funding for new low-cost homes. Theresa May’s flagship policy for sparking a revival in council housebuilding will not deliver a single new home in more than half of the local authorities in England, The Independent can reveal. Some of the most deprived towns and cities with the greatest need for new homes, including Liverpool, Bolton and Wakefield, are among areas that will miss out as a result of changes that will only benefit some councils.’

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/theresa-may-housing-policy-local-councils-rents-revenue-borrowing-half-england-a8617201.html

Meanwhile, the SNP administration in Scotland ploughs ahead with its day job. The headlines from these previous posts give the gist with the evidence available inside if you need it.

‘Social housing: One of Scotland’s best kept secrets?’ Tell our Nomedia

SNP Government builds affordable/social housing at almost twice the rate of Tories in England

Scotland increasingly ‘streets ahead’ of England on affordable housing delivery

Scottish social housing more accessible and cheaper than in rest of UK

 

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4 thoughts on “On house building, Tory’s may job is no match for SNP’s dae job (Geddit?)!

  1. Alasdair Macdonald November 5, 2018 / 5:40 pm

    It does not surprise me that not all the Council areas of England are receiving additional funding for housing and that many of those councils are areas of greatest need. Such areas usually return Labour MPs and have Labour run councils. The Tories have never been inhibited about the targeting of funds to Tory-voting areas. I remember around the time of the Dame Shirley Porter scandal, when she was running Westminster Council, that an investigation into council funding showed that Westminster and other Tory councils were receiving money for ‘marsh drainage’.

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  2. Ludo Thierry November 6, 2018 / 8:27 am

    The Tory version of ‘Draining The Swamp’ perhaps?

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    • gavin November 6, 2018 / 4:45 pm

      Another name for draining the duck pond maybe?—-Previous to “cleaning” it.

      Cleaning up expenses more like!

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    • johnrobertson834 November 7, 2018 / 6:50 am

      Nice one Ludo…..and Gavin!

      Gavin and Ludo? A lonely version of Gavin and Stacey?

      Like

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