Somewhere to live

  • P. J. Sidey
Part of the The Nation Today book series


Some people think the biggest Welfare State problem of them all is housing. Everyone worries about housing. Even those lucky enough to own a house find it difficult to keep pace with the cost of running it; those who are buying the house through a mortgage (a loan, based on the security of the house and paid off by regular instalments generally over a long period) worry about the cost of the interest on their loan rising; those who are saving up to buy a house see the prices racing ahead of their savings; those who are in rented accommodation worry over the rents going up; people on the council house list worry about the years of waiting for a house or flat; and those without much money sometimes pay far too much for poor rooms. Yet the Government — or rather the taxpayers — hand over about £735 million in housing subsidies of one kind or another and every new Government has plans a-plenty to ‘solve the housing problem’. Why does it stay so obstinately unsolved?


House Tenant Building Society Housing Problem Housing Subsidy Decent People 
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© P. J. Sidey 1967

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