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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  • 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
  • Urel Jones
    signed 2017-03-17 10:28:34 +0000
  • Kerry Newton
    signed 2017-02-23 15:06:25 +0000
  • Mark Harrington
    signed 2017-02-22 15:41:07 +0000
    I want my children and grandchildren to be able to buy an affordable home.
  • Benjamin Jeans
    signed 2017-02-22 09:02:55 +0000
    Give young people a chance. Stop inflating houses prices out of line with wages.
  • Daniele Gatti
    signed 2017-02-22 08:55:13 +0000
  • Victoria Atkinson
    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.
  • Joanna Holly
    signed 2017-01-29 15:15:06 +0000
  • Mark Wakeham
    signed 2017-01-25 18:46:34 +0000
  • Max Atkinson
    signed 2017-01-25 10:02:55 +0000
  • Kuljeet Devgan
    signed 2017-01-17 21:31:42 +0000
  • Gordon Frew
    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
  • Scott Guilbert
    signed 2017-01-08 22:33:09 +0000
  • Doug Morgan
    signed 2017-01-03 09:06:36 +0000
    We need to stop treating houses as investments and treating them for what they are – places to live. The government has rigged the system to keep house prices artificially inflated, and it needs to stop. Hopefully the wheels will fall off soon of their own accord, but this cannot be guaranteed and we need policies to ensure affordable housing for all. Much tougher on clamping down on second homes. Much tougher on rich foreign buyers in the big cities. Build more houses and tax the sh!t out of parasitic speculators and BTLers. Surely it’seems not difficult. Problem is the government has vested interests and they need to be faced up to.
  • Ahmed Nadeem
    signed 2016-12-27 00:14:45 +0000
  • Stuart Box
    signed 2016-12-26 21:13:15 +0000