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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  • Emma Forsyth
    signed 2016-12-26 12:47:09 +0000
    Emma Forsyth
  • Ray Sinclair
    signed 2016-12-21 06:50:40 +0000
  • Paul O'Brien
    signed 2016-12-14 00:10:18 +0000
  • Mary Ahern
    signed 2016-12-13 08:37:37 +0000
    Mary Ahern
  • Laura Forrest
    signed 2016-12-12 19:58:41 +0000
  • Sophia Richards
    signed 2016-12-01 07:13:52 +0000
  • Chanel Taylor
    signed 2016-11-28 12:38:28 +0000
  • Esme Sarfas
    signed via 2016-11-25 23:54:50 +0000
  • Francesca Kirsty
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-24 15:58:31 +0000
    We need the government to target an end to rising house prices. Make the property market fair again for renting and selling. Let the younger generation live their lives! Sign @pricedoutuk's petition
  • Francesca Kirsty
    signed 2016-11-24 15:57:41 +0000
    Make the property market fair again for renting and selling. Let the younger generation live their lives!
  • Regina Benveniste
    signed 2016-11-22 21:49:52 +0000
  • Ann Domoney
    signed 2016-11-17 22:44:09 +0000
  • Adam Martin
    signed 2016-11-12 13:45:28 +0000
  • brad huish
    signed 2016-11-09 00:35:32 +0000
    brad huish
  • Alec Upton
    signed 2016-11-02 23:30:50 +0000
    Cant you run as a political party to sort this country out. We could do with someone with some brain cells.
  • Henry Smith
    signed 2016-10-31 13:36:15 +0000
  • Carly Welton
    signed 2016-10-15 00:54:35 +0100
  • Andrew Quartermain
    signed 2016-10-14 06:55:41 +0100
  • Ewa Poniatowska
    signed 2016-10-12 16:38:30 +0100
  • Daniel Hood
    signed 2016-10-12 14:30:48 +0100
  • Peter Westlake
    @PeterWestlake1 tweeted link to this page. 2016-09-30 16:27:44 +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=11413
  • Peter Westlake
    signed via 2016-09-30 16:27:16 +0100
  • Richard Shaw
    signed via 2016-09-30 13:18:03 +0100
  • James Freeman
    signed via 2016-09-30 12:12:28 +0100
  • Cinthia Willaman
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-09-30 11:46:25 +0100
    We need the government to target an end to rising house prices. Sign @pricedoutuk's petition
  • Cinthia Willaman
    @artasanaction tweeted link to this page. 2016-09-30 11:46:21 +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=9740
  • Francis MacDonald
    signed 2016-09-29 17:01:29 +0100
    Housing policy in this country is an obscenity
  • kristofer pitcher
    signed 2016-09-20 21:06:19 +0100
    Signed !
  • Stephen McCoull
    signed 2016-09-20 09:51:17 +0100
  • Seb Crawford
    signed 2016-09-19 23:22:38 +0100
    It disgusts me how properties are overvalued and due to an increase in greed and oversees. Users playing around with the market for their gain the rest of us are screwed!