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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Think of a number

Think of a number

100,000 seems to be a popular number. I use it in my Freeing Housing Associations report, where I argue the sector as a whole could be building 100,000 affordable and market homes a year. The recent report Building New Social Rent Homes commissioned of Capital...
Housing is key to a Conservative vision for working people

Housing is key to a Conservative vision for working people

Chris Walker is Head of Housing and Planning at Policy Exchange. Homeownership is a key tenet of One Nation Conservatism. As Robert Halfon has said – and Winston Churchill before him – the Conservatives are the party of the ladder. “The ladder symbolises everything...
Budget 2015: Policy Exchange Analysis

Budget 2015: Policy Exchange Analysis

On Spending George Osborne stated that, despite the improved fiscal forecast, there would be, “No unfunded spending. No irresponsible extra borrowing”. In other words, the Budget’s “giveaways” would offset its “takeaways”. The increase in the bank levy is the big...