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Julie James returns as Welsh Housing Minister

Propertymark has welcomed the reappointment of Julie James as the new Welsh Housing Minister.

Timothy Douglas, head of policy and campaigns at Propertymark, said the agency trade body is proactively seeking to arrange an initial meeting to help address future challenges across the housing sector in Wales. 

He said: “We are pleased to see the reinstatement of a ministerial position with a dedicated remit concerning housing and have long advocated the need for this to be a devoted role given the magnitude of challenges that lie ahead in Wales.

"We are also pleased to see that Julie James continues in her housing role to ensure continuity. 

“However, Julie James must use this opportunity to listen to concerns from the property industry and to end the prospect of rent controls in Wales. 

“The minister must also work across government to increase housing supply by reviewing Land Transaction Tax on additional properties and support for the sector to decarbonise. In addition, a key priority must also include Propertymark’s long-term call for a Welsh Housing Survey to help gather better insight for evidence-based policy making going forward.”

  • Dafydd Hardy

    She may the first to initiate ROPA!


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