Public support action to address housing shortage by advertising new homes in UK first


  • Date: 29/03/2015

With an election a matter of weeks away, the 2015 Homeowner Survey, sponsored by BLP Insurance, myhomemove and Trustmark, asked the UK public which of the major housing policies touted by political parties they support.

Homeowners support raising inheritance tax threshold Support for increasing tax on homes over £2m, but new council tax preferred over a new annual property tax or ‘mansion tax’ Ending the Right to Buy most evenly divides the electorate Programmes to support first time buyers are popular The survey shows support for advertising new homes in the UK before they are marketed abroad (80%). Such policies are much more popular than introducing a new annual property tax or “mansion tax” (60%), raising the threshold of inheritance tax (51%), or ending right to buy (42%),

View the full release on the HOA website

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