Saturday, November 30, 2013

Should Labour follow the Housing Policies of Europe’s most successful Conservatives?

Fascinating post here by Steve Hilditch on Labour Housing Group blog "Red Brick" about Housing policies in Germany. There is a long tradition of rent controls in what is arguably Europe's most successful capitalist society.  The new Government coalition led by Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed further powers for new developments to restrict rents.

Steve contrasts the German experience with the almost total opposition in the UK by our Conservatives to practically any form of rent regulation. Unless of course, David Cameron makes yet another "U" turn.
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