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Turning housing round

Turning housing round

Alex Morton, Policy Exchange’s Head of Housing, Planning & Urban Policy, reveals that housing starts fell by 11% in 2012 to below 100,000 new homes a year. Drawing on Policy Exchange research, Alex shows what the government can do to increase support for new homes and get more homes built up.

Don’t blame developers: Britain’s planning system pushes up prices

Don’t blame developers: Britain’s planning system pushes up prices

Senior Research Fellow for Housing & Planning Alex Morton dismisses criticism that developers hoarding land are to blame for the lack of new homes, instead laying the blame at the door of the planning system which makes land with residential planning permission so hard to come by that it incentivises holding land as an asset rather than using it for building.

Want to get out of recession? Start building houses

Want to get out of recession? Start building houses

Alex Morton, Policy Exchange’s Senior Research Fellow for Housing & Planning and author of new report Ending Expensive Social Tenancies, calls for the government to show that it is serious about housing by creating a Secretary of State for Housing & Planning.

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