Rachel Smith, the wife of the Business Secretary, Vince Cable has attacked the coalition's plans to end life-long tenancies in social housing.I can see the practical problems, but I have some sympathy for Tim Worstall's complaint:
They would lead to a bureaucratic nightmare and solve nothing, she says in the new edition of the Liberal Democrat grassroots magazine Liberator.
"It is a seriously bad idea, though it tries to deal with a real problem," she says. "The review process every five years would be a nightmare. If you found yourself threatened with the loss of your home, wouldn't you make sure your household was at its biggest and poorest at the moment of review?"
we’ve this crazed system whereby if at one point in your life you need a housing subsidy then you get that subsidy for all your life.Anyway, read more from Liberator on the magazine's website.