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SALFORD STAR MARY BURNS AWARDS 2009
 

MARY BURNS AWARDS
DAY 13

FEED THE RICH AWARD

This MARY is given in recognition of organisations using public funds to help subsidise the well moneyed.

In 2009 lots of public money was used – and is still being used – to help people with household incomes of up to £60,000 a year buy houses in Salford that are supposedly set aside for `affordable housing'.

Ladies and Gentlemen. The FEED THE RICH AWARD…goes to…

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The Government's HOMES AND COMMUNITIES AGENCY (HCA)

and its agents PLUMLIFE, plus COUNTRYSIDE PROPERTIES and LPC and URBAN SPLASH

Yes, anyone who has a joint household income of up to £60,000 – yes £60,000! – can get on the `affordable house' bandwagon with help from the Government and the HCA's First Time Buyer's Initiative

The scheme is quite complicated but anyone with a joint income up to £60,000 – yes £60,000! - can buy 50% or more of a property and pay nothing on the rest for three years, with small % charges thereafter.

Developments covered by the scheme in Salford include Countryside Properties' New Broughton…LPC's Hulton Square in Ordsall…and the Urban Splash Chimney Pot Park houses in Langworthy  - "last few remaining" according to Plumlife's website - and we all thought the `upside down terraces' were so popular and sold out!

So anyone with a joint of income of £60,000 – yes £60,000! – gets public subsidy, and, we understand, the developers get a public subsidy too for taking part in the scheme – so everyone wins!!!

Er...except the poor people who can't afford to buy 50% of these houses – in other words, those in most need of affordable housing!

Ladies and Gentlemen. Please wave your wallets in the air for the winner of the FEED THE RICH AWARD…

HOMES AND COMMUNITIES AGENCY (HCA)

and its agents PLUMLIFE, plus COUNTRYSIDE PROPERTIES and LPC and URBAN SPLASH


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