Party Conference Review: Agendas for the ‘politics of property’ outlined

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Party Conference Review: Agendas for the ‘politics of property’ outlined

So the 2012 Party Conference season has been and gone. Of course the highlight of each party conference was each leader’s speech.

Ed Miliband’s unoriginal theme was ‘one nation’, whilst the Prime Minister and Deputy Nick Clegg were both characterised by ‘one notion’ – stick with us!

During the conferences, Innesco paid particular interest to references canada goose on sale surrounding policies that affect the property sector and reported highlights to clients.

At the Liberal Democrat Conference, Nick Clegg announced plans to help people onto the property ladder by letting older relatives use pension pots to secure a deposit.  He also reiterated the Liberal Democrat’s commitment to implementing a mansion tax.

Then, at the Labour Party conference the following week, Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls detailed his Party’s proposal to use the potential windfall from the 4G sale to build 100,000
canadajacketsoutlet affordable new homes over the next two years.  Mr Balls also stated that Labour would give ‘stamp duty holiday’ for first-time buyers purchasing homes up to £250,000.

Finally, at the Conservative Party Conference, planning policy, which has played such a prominent role in the Party’s agenda over the last 12 months, was more conspicuous by its absence in key speeches.  The Government now feels that it has done all it can to streamline the planning system, and the focus will turn to ensuring the supply meets demand at an affordable and sustainable level.

We wait to see whether the coalition will be able to ‘stick with’ and deliver on their commitment to generate growth in our ailing construction sector.  We will follow and keep our clients informed of all key developments back in Westminster.

Andrew Todd, Senior Account Executive

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