Will cash incentives solve housing problems?
Under the New Homes Bonus scheme the government will match the council tax raised on each new house for six years. Housing Minister Grant Shapps said action was needed as home building was at its lowest levels since the 1920s.
Critics say the cost could run into billions and make it harder for local communities to block construction.
Should councils be given extra money for building new homes? What are the pros and cons of this idea? Does your community need new homes?
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