Author: Graveney School

Help to buy ISAs: the facts

Help to buy ISAs: the facts

If you are 16+ years old, the government provides a savings service to help you buy your first property. Who’s eligible? Over 16s, but you must have British citizenship, a valid National Insurance number and it must be your first property. How does it work? You can save your money […]

Social Housing or Private Housing

Social Housing or Private Housing

Currently, one of the biggest debates in politics, is whether to invest in social housing or to increase private housing ownership. In 1980, Margaret Thatcher’s Housing Act, the Right to Buy, was passed through parliament; it was an act which gave people the chance to buy their home in social […]

Young or old?

Young or old?

After our discussion in BNC about rising house prices, I think it will be incredibly difficult for young people to get a mortgage. One way to fix that would be to introduce a government subsidized mortgage to help young people get on the property ladder. Sounds great, right? But… there […]

Independence

Independence

All I want Is my own set of keys. Since I was young young young I eyed the jingling pieces of metal in my mum’s hand wishing for them and the responsibility they came along with! My own place, my own space. Isn’t that what everyone dreams for? A house […]

Negative Brainstorming – STRETCH AND CHALLENGE!

Negative Brainstorming – STRETCH AND CHALLENGE!

This week in school, we have been looking at a strategy to help us form new innovative ideas! It is an unorthodox method called Negative Brainstorming, this is when you rewrite your target in its negative form, then brainstorm ideas for it, after that, you convert the negative ideas into […]

Mortgage or Rent? Your Decision

Mortgage or Rent? Your Decision

Hi BNC members! I have a interesting decision for you. If you were buying a house, would you mortgage (so  you put a deposit down and ask the bank for money) or would you rent (paying money to live in that house to the land lord). I would love to […]

social community

social community

On the subject of Social housing, I would like to ask you wether the community around your house would be an important factor when choosing a house? When we did this in class the community was a fairly important factor when it comes to picking a future house. How much […]

Letter of Housing

Letter of Housing

I wait I wait I wait Impatient waits for the agreement To free me from my parents To start a new course I wish I wish I wish It would come through my door Dreaming about is not enough I’m starting to taste it I hear I hear I hear […]

Grenfell Tower

Grenfell Tower

Hi BNC members. Do you think Grenfell tower links into social housing? Leave two opinions (it is or it isn’t) in the comments and write why you don’t think the other one. In my opinion, I think Grenfell tower is a part of social housing as it was a travasity […]

Supported housing

Supported housing

Supported housing is a variety of schemes that provide a home and assistance for vulnerable members of society.  People who might need supported housing for the short term are those recovering from a drug or mental health problem, or have previously been homeless. Long term assisted housing is often needed […]

Secure or Expressive?

Secure or Expressive?

A home is the foundation of you. It is a big part that creates your personality. So everyone should have a fully functioning home. No. So as the government sorts that out, I have a question Secure or Expressive. Here is my opinion. People may feel that home is a […]

Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages and Disadvantages

Welcome to a new issue at the Burnet News Club! As you will know, our topic is Social Housing, a subject which can be lesser known, but extremely important! However, we need to approach this with an open mind before we can make our final decisions. Therefore your task is, […]

Theresa May: Social housing or private ownership?

Theresa May: Social housing or private ownership?

The housing act of 1980 changed the future of social housing for worse or better. It gave 5 million tenants in England and Wales the right to buy their house from the local authority. It was a defining policy of Margaret Thatcher’s career as Prime Minister, but is now deeply […]

Home and safety

Home and safety

When my fellow news club members at Graveney were asked what a home was, many of us mentioned safety. We talked about safety in our Russia issue, but I want to know whether you think a home has to be safe to be defined as such. Is it the key […]