I have claimed that many new houses or apartment complexes, even new cities, need to be created in Britain to bring house prices down to affordable levels: the issue is simply one of supply and demand. Less certainly, I suspect that ( the tax system should favor landlords less. )
My opinions become more confused over the right to choose where to live. For example, vulnerable poor people may be able to move into social housing in expensive parts of the country if they have family in that area. Similarly, the
Help to Buy
scheme introduced by George Osborne offers larger loans to buyers in the London area.
On the one hand, I can see that people would want to live where they are already comfortable and they may even require less public assistance if they have family and friends within reach. Not everybody is as ready to move among cities and countries as I. Also, I concede that my moves have taken their toll in removing from my life good friends who are not the kind to much write from afar and we have never had free childminding close at hand.
On the other hand, it had not occurred to me that I have the right to live in the city of my choice without earning enough to do so. ( My house moves have mostly been from, not to, my preferred city. )
From my view this is simply how real life is.
When I consider how public money could be differently spent ( in various ways )
then I wonder if people should be more willing to move elsewhere when necessary.