May 1st, 2014

Looking for the Key to Number 10?

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Someone’s found it. And with only a year till the election, they’re giving it away.

Public concern about the housing shortage has doubled over the past six years. It’s the fifth most important issue for voters right now, and the one that could tip the balance come next May.

Put in place a plan to build more homes, and you might just open the door to five years of government.  Yet no one has their solutions yet on how to go about it.

Fortunately for them, someone’s done the groundwork.

KPMG and Shelter have created a blueprint for the next government to build the homes we all need. And it’s possible to put in place in a single parliament.

So if you’re looking to move next May, start measuring the curtains now – the key to Number 10 is right here.


  1. 1
    The Fake Charity Bosses Union says:

    How much is the CEO of Shelter paid?


  2. 2
    Martin McGuinness says:

    I wanna kill.


  3. 3
    Oh, really? says:

    How many homeless people does Shelter actually provide housing for?


    • 7
      The Fake Charity Bosses Union says:



      • 14
        Disgusted of Neasden says:

        Correct. Their job is to add to the bureaucracy in councils.

        If you really care, give money to people who actually provide services on the ground.


      • 22
        Oh, really? says:

        None? How surprising. But not really.


        • 46
          still walking into darkness says:

          1. Build more houses in existing cities, not green belt
          2. Clear existing slum sites that are in every city and rebuild
          3. Start building houses off shore, if an airport can be built why not housing
          4. Stop buy to letters owning more than 2 houses
          5. Stop the ridiculous levels of immigration
          6. Cancel HS2, foreign aid and leave the EU and there’s £40bn at the very least of government money that can be put towards it
          7. Vote UKIP, and you might just see this happen


    • 41
      Bosun Higgs says:

      It’s worth actually reading the report, which comes to the unsurprising conclusion that if we want people to have decent, affordable houses, we have to grant more planning consents. The present system provides windfall profits to landowners and large developers, while forcing people to live in grotty, overpriced, rented flats.

      Of course, we could also reduce demand by capping immigration (ducks under cover)


      • 53
        A House says:

        Simply pass a law enablling all two-storey buildings, anywhere in the UK, comprising a shop with a flat above it to be permitted to have an extra storey on top, providing this results in an extra flat conforming to current building and fire regs and the same materials are used as in the existing building.


        • 70
          M says:

          Also convert ground floors of properties at flood risk near rivers into space that isn’t damaged by water . And permit a second storey . This would maintain the value of property , reduce insurance costs that would in evitabley be spread amongst properties not at flood risk

          As more than likely the insurance companies will use the “flood risk” cliche to screw us all over .
          they aren’t bright enough to realise if the public have more property they have more to insure in it .
          This known as growing the economy.


      • 59
        Jim Halpern says:

        Tinkering with the Green Belt comes 15th on a list of 15. The other 14 could be summed up as land tax, compulsory purchase plus getting the tax-payer to foot the bill for infrastructure that the developers should be paying for. Oh, and they’re going to solve the housing crisis by building garden cities.


      • 67
        Boatswain Higgs says:

        They don’t have to come here.


  4. 5
    Ab Dull the wives beater says:

    We pay for right prime man, mr gimpband. We have taxi free monie for investing please for more benefit for more child’s.


  5. 7
    Anonymous says:

    “Looking for the Key to Number 10?”
    Not really. As all the indications suggest that they’ve already taken the money.

    “no one has their solutions yet on how to go about it.”
    Err…Can I run this up the flag pole, and see if anyone salutes it? Lets restart with true democracy as our framework. That way the majority might finally get something akin to what they actually want.


    • 45
      Nothing Better To Do says:

      No lets not go with democracy (mob rule) given we are here because of it. Let’s try free markets with no interference from stupid politicians trying to buy votes. That just might work better.


  6. 9
    Figel Narage says:

    Wide of the mark, we don’t need more houses we need less people, hence the rise of UKIP. For evidence I present last nights Channel 4 “Give Me a Council House”


    • 13
      Council Tax Increases says:

      5 million immigrants -> 5 million* more homes required

      * approx#

      # but does not include illegals


      • 35
        2 million illegals says:

        Sheds are fine.


        • 57
          P@kis Landlord says:

          Or ten to a room, only five beds needed for the twelve hour shifts, pricing your children out of even renting shitholes now. Still nerdy ned announcing rent controls will ensure a nice uplift before 6.6.15. Peasants.


  7. 12
    Incapable Vince, deputy Chief Cockroach says:


  8. 15
    Nigel Farage says:

    Yees !!!!!

    New Euro elections poll from YouGov has LAB in lead
    LAB 29
    UKIP 28
    CON 22
    LD 9
    GRN 9


  9. 25
    Jack Dromey says:

    Harriet’s jealous of all the time I spend rewatching Django Unchained.


  10. 27
    Redistribution of wealth is essential to reducing inequality says:


  11. 30
    Gawd Help Us says:

    It’s the increased level of population that needs addressing not the accommodation.


  12. 33
    This evil cunt is basically implying no one under the age of 25 should be imprisoned for crimes says:


    • 37
      This evil cunt is basically implying no one under the age of 25 should be imprisoned for crimes says:

      I can’t stress enough how much I despise this woman. She’s spent her entire life campaigning for criminals not to be sent to prison. She and the Howard League aren’t just bleeding heart lefties, they’re more dangerous than that. They and their ilk have enabled the worst elements of society to have a cushy time in prison with lots of luxuries that many families don’t even have. Tortured and r*ped a little kid? Don’t worry, Frances will make sure you get a TV, music system, internet, video games, DVD and front of the queue healthcare.


      • 47
        Doc Foolmarge says:

        Free lorry driving lessons now, worth £4k, today’s D M. I am proud of this of course but it may explain why so many drivers of these things are so aggressive.


        • 81
          Watching a Film on My I Pad on the Dashboard... says:

          Lot of serial killers will be signing up for that one…


      • 49
        Doc Foolmarge says:

        Free lorry lessons now, worth £4k, today’s D M. I am proud of this of course but it may explain why so many people behind the whee l of these things are so aggressive.


        • 71
          couldn't make it up says:

          The average age of a HGV driver is now 54. When you ask the youngsters to work 15hrs a day and sleep in cab, they say I wont be able to play on my xbox and who’s going to cook my tea


      • 63
        Gerry Adams says:

        What’s her number again?


      • 80
        NE Frontiersman says:

        So, no age of consent or enforceable contracts under 25; all makes perfect sense.


    • 38
      JH-230912384590231 says:

      I knew right from wrong at the age of four.

      Who pays these people? More to the point, who gives them publicity?


      • 52
        This evil cunt is basically implying no one under the age of 25 should be imprisoned for crimes says:

        The fact that this bitch has an OBE sums up what a joke both she and the honours system are.


    • 40
      Doc Foomarge says:

      Of course not. It’s their culture, I believe, er…..innit.


    • 54
      Unspeakable Novelty Pervert says:

      Fine: let’s raise the voting age to 26 then.


    • 66
      Ctesibius says:

      Can that really be her name? Crook?


  13. 36
    JH-230912384590231 says:

    It’s very simple.

    Interest rates are too low. This means people already on the ladder can still borrow preposterous amounts of money for the same old boxes of bricks, and it ‘feels cheap’. Until the average local house is three times the average local salary, people will be forced to rent or live with parents.

    It can’t go on much longer, transactions have been abnormally low for five years now and something has to give. A whole generation is priced out of all but the shittiest property with the shittiest people as neighbours.


    • 72
      It's supply and demand init says:

      Aye, there’s been a rocket stuck up the arse of DEMAND since God knows when and economic illiterates are flapping about how SUPPLY can’t keep up. Raise interest rates by 0.5% and then see how many houses need to be built.


  14. 44
    Bagehot says:

    When you atr short of land, like the UK

    You build UP and not OUT

    Seems fucking obvious

    Call in any Chinese town planner

    How many years does it take in the UK for some common sense solutions?

    And where is overrated fucking Boris Johnson in all of this?

    Instead of playing the buffoon, perhaps he can do something intelligent


  15. 50
    Fucking Obvious says:

    Concrete over the whole of Oxfordshire first. Starting with Witney.


    The U.K. is full.


    • 55
      Demetri Marchessini says:

      Channel Four don’t like my views, but I agree.


    • 56
      The IOD says:

      But we need our business figures to she increases year-on-year, and the easiest way for us to achieve that is to let more and more low cognitive ability fast breeders into the country!


      • 58
        SamCam says:

        But where will Dave and I get our next cheap immigrant nanny from to replace the last one we had?

        We don’t want an expensive British girl doing the job.


  16. 62
    Point of Order, Mr Speaker says:

    Just as HMQ never carries any money so the PM doesn’t carry a door key to No10(there’s no external keyhole anyway)


  17. 68
    Socialism is theft says:

    More immigration = more people = more houses needed = more traffic congestion = more rail overcrowding = higher hospital waiting lists = more schoolchildren = higher imports = greater energy and water requirements.


  18. 73
    catesby says:

    Yes again we ae witnessing the machinations of the marxist establishment and their client organisations interestingly Scameron does nothing about these things.


  19. 77
    widescreen2010 says:

    There are a lot of houses available Up North.


  20. 78
    ex Tory Voter says:

    Yeah, right. Concrete over our green fields.


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