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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  • Michael Scott
    signed 2014-02-20 00:04:07 +0000
  • PricedOut admin
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  • Hutchinson
    signed 2014-02-19 23:32:31 +0000
  • Pam Waterhouse
    signed 2014-02-19 23:11:48 +0000
    I’m tired of the baby boomer generation saying that if only we saved harder, or moved to a cheaper town, then we could sail onto the property ladder with no bother. It’s not as simple as that!
  • David Goldfinch
    signed 2014-02-19 23:00:45 +0000
    I have three sons who are going to be hit by an unprecedented combination of record tuition fee debt, record house prices, 3% pensions deductions and ever more graduates chasing fewer jobs for less money. The get-rich-quick spiv mentality encouraged by politicians of both right and left disgusts me. Empty homes, empty shops, second homes, third homes, multiple properties to let, immigrants buying their way in – the situation makes me sick.
  • Venter
    signed 2014-02-19 22:53:07 +0000
  • Jackie bussey
    signed 2014-02-19 22:49:24 +0000
  • Joy Edwards
    signed 2014-02-19 22:45:47 +0000
  • nick Howell
    signed 2014-02-19 21:58:26 +0000
    Free credit; costing less than inflation, it designed buy our crony capitalist elites to inflate house prices while MPs, Journalists, Editors and newsreaders enrich themselves with property portfolios. Note their silence while the priced out generation, who are not politically active and have no one significant to speak for them, suffer.
  • Francis Lunn
    signed 2014-02-19 21:44:56 +0000
  • Max Wilkinson
    signed 2014-02-19 21:43:30 +0000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-02-19 21:40:05 +0000
    The housing market is broken - to fix it we need an end to rising house prices. Sign @pricedoutuk's petition here
  • Michael Fowler
    signed 2014-02-19 21:39:11 +0000
  • Anonymous
    signed 2014-02-19 21:21:47 +0000
  • Neil Double
    signed 2014-02-19 21:17:42 +0000
    We need new housing models that can properly address the issue of affordability in areas where people need and want to work – to drive the UK and London economy
  • Matthew Kimber
    signed 2014-02-19 20:54:25 +0000
  • Graeme Kemp
    signed 2014-02-19 20:47:11 +0000
    Something’s gotta change!
  • Matthew Wooldridge
    signed 2014-02-19 20:34:27 +0000
  • John Fitzpatrick
    signed 2014-02-19 20:20:04 +0000
  • @MelissaC601 tweeted link to this page. 2014-02-19 19:58:14 +0000
    The housing market is broken - to fix it we need an end to rising house prices. Sign @pricedoutuk's petition here http://pricedout.nationbuilder.com/prices_petition?recruiter_id=58
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-02-19 19:58:13 +0000
    The housing market is broken - to fix it we need an end to rising house prices. Sign @pricedoutuk's petition here
  • Melissa Wilson Craw
    signed 2014-02-19 19:57:11 +0000
  • Stuart Barrett
    signed 2014-02-19 19:50:31 +0000
  • Richard Ellis
    signed 2014-02-19 19:43:46 +0000
  • Laurence Oakes-Ash
    signed 2014-02-19 19:42:41 +0000
  • Paul Taylor
    signed 2014-02-19 19:37:20 +0000
  • Bacon
    signed 2014-02-19 19:34:35 +0000
    This is long, long overdue. Ever since the 1980s and even before, the British have been obsessed with houses being an investment or some method of wealth creation and it has skewed our economy to the long term detriment of everyone and continues still to do.
  • Mark Hooson
    signed 2014-02-19 19:34:33 +0000
  • Jules Goldberg
    signed 2014-02-19 19:32:16 +0000
  • Anonymous
    signed 2014-02-19 18:38:35 +0000
    And tax those who buy and leave properties vacant just to make a profit in years to come.