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It's time to give up the dream of home ownership

Publié par Clifford Armion le 12/11/2009

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Andrew Grice

"The era in which all Britons aspire to own their own home may be coming to an end, according to the Housing minister, John Healey. In a controversial speech, he suggested that Britain may be moving towards a European model, with renting on a roughly equal footing with buying. He said home ownership had fallen from 71 per cent of households in 2003 to 68 per cent today, noting that this trend began in 2005, well before the recession. "I'm not sure that's such a bad thing," he said.

"Mr Healey, a close ally of Gordon Brown, challenged the assumption behind housing policy under both the Tories and Labour since Margaret Thatcher introduced legislation to allow council tenants to buy their homes 30 years ago this month." Read on...
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"It's time to give up the dream of home ownership", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2009. Consulté le 25/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/it-s-time-to-give-up-the-dream-of-home-ownership