Petition the government to target an end to rising house prices

In the past decade, the number of people stuck in the private rented sector has doubled. Houses already cost 10 times the average salary and their price keeps rising faster than wages. Now it takes a family 12 years to save a deposit on the average house, and today’s young adults are expected to be worse off than their parents. 

The only way housing will become affordable is if earnings start rising faster than house prices. By setting a house price inflation target of zero percent, the government would need to focus on fixing the housing market. But they won’t do anything unless they know people will vote for it.

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Why we are calling for the government to target 0% house price inflation

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We, the undersigned, call on Her Majesty’s Government to set a house price inflation target of zero percent and to pursue policies to achieve this including a programme of housebuilding, property tax reform, and providing rented housing that tenants aren’t desperate to escape.

 

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  • signed 2017-04-23 10:35:43 +0100
  • @kirkabee tweeted link to this page. 2017-04-18 10:22:20 +0100
    We need the government to target an end to rising house prices. Sign @pricedoutuk's petition http://www.pricedout.org.uk/prices_petition?recruiter_id=12199
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  • signed 2017-03-27 19:27:06 +0100
    House prices in Cambridge are criminal! the average house price is around half a million pounds, yet the average annual salary is 31k. Only the rich, or those with wealthy parents, can afford to buy a house here. Everyone else is stuck in overcrowded house shares where the entire house, living room and dining room, has been converted into bedrooms so that a lucky few can extort as much money out of the tenants as possible. This is truly embarrassing for what is supposed to be a developed country. I’m tired of nothing being done about house price issue in the South East!
  • @mpw1977Matt tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-27 17:28:50 +0100
    We need the government to target an end to rising house prices. Sign @pricedoutuk's petition http://www.pricedout.org.uk/prices_petition?recruiter_id=2024
  • signed 2017-03-27 17:28:23 +0100
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  • signed 2017-02-23 15:06:25 +0000
  • signed 2017-02-22 15:41:07 +0000
    I want my children and grandchildren to be able to buy an affordable home.
  • signed 2017-02-22 09:02:55 +0000
    Give young people a chance. Stop inflating houses prices out of line with wages.
  • signed 2017-02-22 08:55:13 +0000
  • signed 2017-02-08 09:31:31 +0000
    Planning laws need overhauling to allow self builders to build. Nimbies seem to have a stronger voice than those trying to alleviate the housing crisis.
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  • signed 2017-01-15 14:03:08 +0000
    Want a house can’t afford 10,000-20,000 deposit because I’d rather live then save. Why the hell does bricks and a boiler cost upwards of 90,000