Ian Whitehouse

party: Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
constituency: Sheffield South East

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Recent polling show that people support rent control by a margin of nine to one. Do you support a rent control that limits rent rises between tenancies as well as during tenancies?

organisation: Generation Rent

Yes Rent control is one of TUSC's key manifesto pledged

Private sector landlords receive over £27bn a year in housing benefit and tax breaks. Would you support a rent tax that recouped up to a third of this to fund new housing supply?

organisation: Generation Rent

Yes

Would you support the creation of a Royal Commission to review Britain’s drug laws?

organisation: CISTA

Yes

The standards of goods and services that are essential, such as food and water, are generally highly regulated. Do you support enforced minimum standards in housing as a precondition of a renting?

organisation: Generation Rent

Yes, TUSC believes that the private sector should be forced to implement the same minimum standards as would apply in the social housing sector.

Governments implement policies that directly and indirectly impact on house prices. Do you think house prices are too high?

organisation: Generation Rent

Yes way too high but always will be whilst housebuilding is for profit rather than social need. TUSC believes that the land, banks and construction companies should be taken into public ownership so a mass housebuilding programme can be domocratically planned.

Britain spends £24 billion on housing benefit and less than £1.5 billion on building homes. Do you support an increase in the social housebuilding grant to £5 billion a year to build homes?

organisation: Generation Rent

Yes, TUSC believes in a planned mass social housebuilding programme carried through by nationalising the land, banks and major construction companies