Government policy announced today that housing developments of 10 houses or less do not have to provide any affordable homes; they say it will increase housing stocks.
Housing stocks for whom? Retired incomers, not for first time buyers.
Alison Seabeck is on BBC Sunday lunchtime to talk about affordable housing.
"The fact that this announcement was snuck out in a written statement, rather than in the House of Commons is telling. The Tory-led government are planning on delivering, at best, a third fewer additional affordable homes during their five year term than the 256,000 extra affordable homes delivered in the last five years of the Labour government.
"The Tories' new homes will be at 80% of market rents, not social rents and for tenancies as short as just two years with hard-working tenants facing eviction if their circumstances improve by too much, creating a block on aspiration and a disincentive to hard work.
"Labour proposed an affordable homes building programme which would have delivered a mix of up to 25,000 extra homes for low cost home ownership and social rent, with secure tenancies, backed by a tax on bankers' bonuses but the Tories & Lib Dems voted the plan down."
"This government's poverty of ambition with fewer new homes, higher rents and less security isn't something that any tenant or anyone waiting for a home will welcome."
Reported on BBC Spotlight