Michael Gove has announced that the government is actively seeking solutions to the housing crisis, with a focus on making it easier for first-time buyers to purchase their own homes. Gove highlighted the need for a range of measures to be implemented, including investment in affordable housing, changes to planning laws, and support for small builders and developers. He also suggested that the government may consider introducing incentives for landlords to sell their properties to first-time buyers, rather than to other investors.
The aim of these measures is to increase the supply of homes and make it easier for people to get on the property ladder. However, critics have argued that the government needs to do more to address the root causes of the housing crisis, such as rising inequality and the lack of social housing.