Monday, 18 April 2016

Dear housing a disincentive to entrepreneurs

All is not perfect in Sweden. What used to be the model of social democracy and industrial progress is stultifying, according to the native founders of Spotify.

Just as Labour and (especially) the Conservatives in Westminster should have learned from the decline in Swedish education's reputation since her introduction of academy schools, so both England and Wales should take warning from Sweden about the barrier that expensive housing presents to small businesses who want to expand.

The UK Conservative government seeks to improve house-building figures by giving incentives to young middle-income families which is not going to solve the problem of the lack of affordable homes.

Welsh Liberal Democrats on the other hand would increase the supply of affordable housing. This, together with the proposed Welsh Development Bank and other parts of our economic plan, will do much to foster entrepreneurialism in Wales.

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