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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  • stephen harker
    signed 2015-10-17 08:48:14 +0100
  • Charley Scott
    signed via 2015-10-14 11:05:35 +0100
  • helen Wilson
    signed 2015-10-14 00:05:03 +0100
  • Jayne Strange
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-10-08 20:36:33 +0100
    We need the government to target an end to rising house prices. Sign @pricedoutuk's petition
  • Jayne Strange
    @BlauesStrange tweeted link to this page. 2015-10-08 20:36:29 +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=8852
  • Jayne Strange
    signed 2015-10-08 20:36:01 +0100
  • Lynn Campbell
    signed 2015-10-08 06:28:47 +0100
    Houses should be homes not investments for the wealthy
  • Alice Crutchley
    signed 2015-10-07 15:54:58 +0100
  • anthony pearce
    signed 2015-09-29 21:49:59 +0100
  • Andrew Wallace
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-09-24 19:43:04 +0100
    We need the government to target an end to rising house prices. Sign @pricedoutuk's petition
  • Andrew Wallace
    signed 2015-09-24 19:41:59 +0100
    House price inflation shouldn’t just be zero, it needs to be negative.
  • Alessandro Annunziata
    signed 2015-09-20 21:13:45 +0100
  • katy macken
    signed 2015-09-19 22:00:42 +0100
    I am daunted by a world where myself, a hard working professional, is unable to get out of the renting market and buy my own property. It seems a distinct impossibility and so I fully support the government doing more to take action to stop the inflation and make housing more affordable.
  • Abbie Calvert
    signed 2015-09-18 20:17:06 +0100
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    signed 2015-09-14 21:45:51 +0100
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    signed 2015-09-12 09:22:53 +0100
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