All John Healey articles

  • rows of homes

    Government's housing target ‘plucked out of the air’, says shadow secretary


    John Healey tells Building there is ‘nothing to suggest’ target can be reached

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    The cruelty of breeding force-fed first-time buyers


    Here's a question that goes right to the heart of current housing policy: Should we be using incentives as readily as we are to encourage first-time buyers onto the property ladder? However iconoclastic or contrary this question may seem, it needs to be asked. There is so much at stake. ...

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    The government's greenprint


    Or, at least that was the case until last week, when it published its carbon transition plan: practical proposals to make just about everything more energy-efficient. The aim is to reduce carbon emission in 2020 to 34% of their level in 1990. The plan should be broadly welcomed, largely because ...