"All the social, economic and environmental problems facing the world today can be solved,
the problem is that the solutions are not politically-correct."
Michael Bond, 2011
Although most infrastructural programmes are unlikely to be effective investments for the sustainable future of the UK economy, there is one critical subject that does deserve such treatment - solving the UK housing crisis with the design and delivery of at least five million and potentially up to eight million new affordable homes. This has the prospect of creating at least three hundred thousand new jobs in the UK construction industry and associated manufacturing and support services, and sustain them for the next twenty to forty years.
300,000 Jobs? How?
To build at least five million new affordable homes with the architectural styles I have created over a twenty year period will require upto a quarter of a million per year.
That's five thousand new homes per week in distinct project packages.
Each package takes three years to complete and will require up to two thousand people to work on the buildings, the supplies, components, fittings and furnishings, plus all the local employment spinning off from the construction sites.
Thus, at any given time there will be approximately one hundred and fifty project packages under development.
150 packages x 2,000 people = 300,000 people throughout the UK.
Adding a further three million homes in the replacement and refurbishment programmes will extend the project approximately ten years. Additional home-building may continue as poor housing stock needs replacing, adding another decade to the programme, bringing it to a total of up to forty years.
The underlying foundation for the prosperity plan is a new model of economics, which releases capital on major projects through a programme of investment in each project, advances on sales, rentals and other activities. This will provide all the money needed for this entire programme over its lifespan.
A seed fund may be needed to complete the design and development stages and trigger the resulting cashflows.
Several technology innovations are incorporated in the conceptual designs for the project packages. These, developed and perfected during this programme, can be exported to other such projects around the world to provide a sustainable employment in several key engineering enterprises.
Total cashflow for this programme will exceed one million million pounds.
All of this will be invested and spent in Britain, creating a tax revenue for the Treasury of up to 30% on the money in circulation - a total of £300,000 millions for the treasury over the next twenty years.
The programme on this scale can begin at relatively short notice with government license.
The British government have known about this proposal since 2010 and have neither acknowledged or discussed it.
There is and remains NO COST to the Treasury or the tax-payer at any time, unless they want to chip on on the start-up work. This does not contravene European regulation on state aid or "competitiveness".
The programme can be launched as a private initiative once the start-up funding is raised. This is now one focus of activity. You are welcome to join and we will solve this crisis together.
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[Key words, etc: New UK economic growth plan. Solution to UK housing crisis, mass house-building programme proposal for the revival of the UK manufacturing economy. Job creation programme in the UK construction sector and relates support and services industries for at least three hundred thousand new jobs over a twenty to thirty year period. These pages are subject to frequent changes. Subject matter relates to the economic strategies of the British government, with regard to the banking financial crisis, the ongoing austere recession and factors to revive the economy through such measures as quantitative easing, tax cuts, reduction in planning permissions and much more. Benefits of the Prosperity Include large-scale employment solution to the national housing crisis, protection of the green belts and countryside against urbanisation.]
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