7. A place to call home

We should all have a safe, affordable, secure and warm place to call home. The Green Party will tackle the causes of the housing crisis: giving renters a fair deal, making social housing widely available and bringing the housing market under control.

Our policies:

  • A living rent for all through rent controls and more secure tenancies for private renters, an end to letting fees and the introduction of mandatory licensing for all landlords.
  • Giving tenants a voice by supporting the development of renters’ unions.
  • A major programme to build affordable, zero carbon homes, including 100,000 social rented homes each year by 2022.
  • End mass council house sales and scrap Right to Buy at discounted prices.
  • Abolish the cruel and unfair bedroom tax.
  • Action on empty homes to bring them back into use and a trial of a Land Value Tax to encourage the use of vacant land and reduce speculation.
  • Protect young people’s housing needs by reinstating housing benefit for under 21s and reverse housing benefits cuts.
  • Stop declaring people as ‘intentionally homeless’ and give Local Authorities the same duties towards single people and childless couples as to families.
  • Help first-time buyers by aiming for house price stability - axing buy-to-let tax breaks, and backing community-led approaches to building affordable homes.
  • Significantly improve housing choice for D/deaf, disabled and older people by requiring all councils to appropriately plan for their housing needs and significantly increase the numbers of homes built to lifetime home and mobility standards over the next 5 years.

A Green economy that works for everyone

The Green Party believes that our economy should be innovative, collaborative, forward facing and for the benefit of communities and the environment.

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Protecting our environment

You can trust the Green Party to put the environment at the heart of everything we do.

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Membership of the EU

The Green Party supported the Remain campaign and continue to believe that membership of the EU makes our future more hopeful and secure.

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Our NHS and Public Services

We pay for public services, we use them, we own them. It’s time they belonged to all of us.

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Education for all

Education transforms lives. The Green Party believes that education is a right, and should therefore be available to people of all ages.

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Our Promise to Young People

We want to build a better, more positive future for everyone and in particular for young people. We want that future to be safer, happier, more equal and more secure.

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A safer world

The Green Party will work for a caring and confident Britain that uses its influence wisely, to build peace and protect the environment, and to offer sanctuary to those at risk.

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A citizens' democracy

The Green Party believes that politics should be done by people – not to them.

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A People’s Transport System

The Green Party will work to increase public investment in the railways, trams, ferries and buses, as well as to make our streets and roads safer for everyone.

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