Chris Walker

Head of Housing, Planning and Urban Policy


Chris Walker joined Policy Exchange in April 2014 as Head of Housing, Planning and Urban Policy.Chris worked previously as a civil servant for twelve years, in the Government Economic Service, working for a number of departments including the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Department for Work and Pensions, and HM Treasury. He has over five years experience working on housing policy and analysis, including affordable housing and housing markets. He also takes a strong interest in tax policy. He has an MSc in Economics from York University and a BA in Economics from Reading University.

Chris Walker

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Freeing Housing Associations: Better financing, more homes

Freeing Housing Associations: Better financing, more homes

Read Publication Housing associations are being stifled by unnecessary red tape that prevents them from building 100,000 new homes a year – a third of the total housing supply needed to keep up with demand. England’s 1,500 housing associations are currently bound by...
House building in the North

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Additional Policy Exchange analysis of Summer Budget 2015

Additional Policy Exchange analysis of Summer Budget 2015

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