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

Our proposed solutions 


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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  • Graham Williamson
    signed 2017-06-29 09:57:33 +0100
    Your analysis of the problem completely match my opinions of what are the causes of the crisis of high house prices. Your solutions look good too. We need more publicity of this campaign.
  • Mourad Khaddoumi
    signed 2017-06-20 12:41:36 +0100
  • Alicia Aitken
    signed 2017-06-18 19:21:49 +0100
  • Rory Allbutt
    signed 2017-05-27 11:49:07 +0100
  • George Tyson
    signed 2017-05-24 10:06:56 +0100
  • Alex Thornton
    signed 2017-05-16 18:22:44 +0100
  • Elisha Broom
    signed 2017-05-15 20:47:00 +0100
  • Ellen Mckelvey
    signed 2017-05-15 15:22:48 +0100
    i am so desperate for a place to call home for my small family :( the private rented house in Swindon i am forced to live in is actually a derelict hovel and in need of thousands of pounds just to make it habitable. what is worst is that this house is making my depression worst :(
  • jeannette chapman
    signed 2017-05-14 02:36:42 +0100
  • michelle ofoegbu
    signed 2017-05-11 11:45:53 +0100
  • Priyanka Pithia
    signed 2017-04-27 08:26:09 +0100
  • Lucy Webb
    signed 2017-04-23 10:35:43 +0100
  • Kirsty Russell
    @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
  • Andrew Whitlock
    signed 2017-04-14 14:26:22 +0100
  • Sami Rifia
    signed 2017-04-13 04:17:59 +0100
  • Mohammed Khan
    signed 2017-04-06 00:41:37 +0100
  • Charity Dandak
    signed 2017-04-01 16:35:09 +0100
  • Alan Stead
    signed 2017-04-01 14:27:44 +0100
  • Annette Barclay
    signed 2017-03-29 16:50:19 +0100
  • Emma Teoh
    signed 2017-03-29 16:12:37 +0100
  • Andrew Cherrington
    signed 2017-03-29 13:16:19 +0100
  • Malcolm Timperley
    signed 2017-03-29 13:06:03 +0100
  • Hana Islam
    signed 2017-03-29 01:19:57 +0100
  • David Budd
    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!
  • Matthew Wooldridge
    @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
  • Matthew Wooldridge
    signed 2017-03-27 17:28:23 +0100
  • Jonathan Banfield
    signed 2017-03-27 12:39:37 +0100
  • Peter Daniel
    signed 2017-03-27 12:30:21 +0100
  • Neil Doig
    signed 2017-03-26 10:17:36 +0100
  • Katherine York
    signed 2017-03-22 22:58:17 +0000