Letter printed in the Swindon Advertiser 20th February 2020
House Prices Too High
House prices in Britain are far too high. The young cannot afford to rent or buy. The problem is that in Britain we are short of four million houses. It is this shortage that is pushing up the prices.
High house prices damage British industry. If rents are high then workers need a wage that will cover those rents. If Britain needs to pay high wages it makes it harder for us to export the things we make.
The high cost of housing in Britain is damaging our chances of future economic growth. Wages have to follow the rising cost of living and as wages go up then our exports become less competitive in world markets.
Letter printed in the Swindon Advertiser 20th December Title Young People Betrayed
The young generation in Britain have never had it so bad. House prices today have risen far beyond the reach of most young people.
Britain is short of four million houses. The laws of supply and demand have taken their effect on the housing market. Rents have gone up to follow the rising house prices. While wages have failed to keep pace with rising rents.
The alternative of renting from the council is no longer an option because the Tories have sold of most of the council houses under the Right to Buy Scheme.
The young generation in Britain have been betrayed. House prices are far too high. The young cant afford to rent or buy. They have never had it so bad.
Published and promoted by Stephen Halden and UKIP Swindon, both at 10 Beaufort Green, Swindon, SN3 2AE