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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tories score another own goal

ITV correspondent, Gareth Hughes points out on his blog another consequence of the Conservative's decision to veto the Assembly's Housing Legislative Competence Order. It seems that the Tory manifesto published today contains an interesting pledge. They want to:

'Strengthen shared ownership schemes which allow those on low-to-middle incomes to own or part-own their home. We will offer tenants with a record of five years’ good behaviour a 10 per cent equity share in their social rented property, which can be cashed in when they want to move up the housing ladder'

However, as Gareth points out this policy can only apply to England. That is because the
Welsh Government don't have the powers to implement this type of scheme as the Conservatives both in the Palace of Westminster and in the National Assembly decided to reject the Order that would have allowed them to do it.

As Gareth says: we have the invidious postition of the English being able to gain help through shared ownership schemes to access owner occupation, courtersy of Mr Cameron's party. But the Welsh unable to gain access, courtersy of Mr Cameron's party. It will be interesting to see what the Welsh Conservative manifesto says on this point.

It will indeed.
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