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.

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Why rent controls are not the answer

Why rent controls are not the answer

Labour’s decision to impose rent controls will do little to solve our housing problems. Rent controls are at best misguided and at worst could be counterproductive, longer term. Misguided because rents have not actually been rising that fast in recent years. ONS...