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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  • 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
  • George Brounos
    signed 2016-09-14 11:02:18 +0100
  • arron dovey
    signed 2016-09-08 14:14:13 +0100
    if the Government doesn’t act then the people will.
  • David Lucas
    signed 2016-09-07 12:33:02 +0100
  • Chris Steer
    signed 2016-09-05 21:31:49 +0100
    I feel alienated from the market and cheated by the government’s and business’ reliance on the debt culture!
  • sharon Noel
    signed 2016-08-30 16:50:08 +0100
  • Cheryl Davis
    signed 2016-08-28 20:31:32 +0100
  • Patrick Brogan
    signed 2016-08-28 19:32:10 +0100
  • Chloe Woods
    signed 2016-08-26 11:19:41 +0100
  • Roland Baskerville
    signed 2016-08-18 22:52:06 +0100
  • Ben Davis
    signed 2016-08-17 13:57:48 +0100
    Build more council houses and change buy to let mortgages to business mortgage (6%). Simple isn’t it?
  • Julian Hammond
    signed 2016-08-14 08:31:24 +0100
  • Simone Harrison
    signed 2016-08-11 12:10:04 +0100
    Simone Harrison
  • Teresa Javurek
    signed 2016-07-29 00:53:09 +0100
    The housing crisis is taking all of the joy out of my life; it has even made me regret having my beautiful, intelligent 11 year old daughter. And for what? To enrich the few. This can be stopped and I want to join the fight to do so.
  • Jacqui De La Maziere
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-07-27 16:52:42 +0100
    We need the government to target an end to rising house prices. Sign @pricedoutuk's petition
  • Jacqui De La Maziere
    signed 2016-07-27 16:52:27 +0100
  • Ayyaaz Afzal-Khan
    signed 2016-07-12 16:28:31 +0100
  • michael hatch
    signed 2016-07-04 22:33:54 +0100
  • Jo Hughes
    signed 2016-07-02 22:35:21 +0100
  • Michelle Osman
    signed 2016-07-02 08:40:54 +0100
    Always renting over priced houses which prevents you being able to save to buy. House prices are so high making the deposit so hard to save.
  • Mickey Boxy
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-06-27 06:07:23 +0100
    We need the government to target an end to rising house prices. Sign @pricedoutuk's petition
  • Mickey Boxy
    signed 2016-06-27 06:06:22 +0100
    We have 2 children and living on single wage and the rental we pay is crippling. I’m unable to get support as my wages are considered high enough although because of this we are barely able to cover expenses let alone save for anything.
  • Nick Farmer
    signed 2016-06-19 21:58:14 +0100
  • Michael Sykes
    signed 2016-06-12 17:54:14 +0100