Homes – localist policies can deliver the houses we need

Homes – localist policies can deliver the houses we need

Labour has made it clear this week that it intends housing to be one of the major issues at the next election. This is good politics. Housing in itself is now a key issue for voters, as well as being tied up with wider issues of economic growth and perceptions of...
Striking the right balance in the social housing sector

Striking the right balance in the social housing sector

The issue of social housing was a key part of the recent Spending Review. Mark Prisk, the Housing Minister, is to be congratulated on having struck a sensible balance between supporting the sector and requiring that it uses its assets in a fair and efficient way. The...
How can we really tackle the housing crisis?

How can we really tackle the housing crisis?

The Government has rightly made house building one of its top priorities. The problem is the Coalition isn’t being entirely clear about the problem or the solution. Some individual ministers and civil servants grasp that the current system is not working. But there is...