Let’s have more self-build housing – and quick

Let’s have more self-build housing – and quick

These days, politics is a gloomy business. Politicians talk of endless austerity and squeezed middles. The general public despair of the main parties. Unfortunately, this pessimism is often justified. Consider housing. The low level of housing (last year we started...
Turning housing round

Turning housing round

Terrible news. There is no other way to describe the fact that housing starts fell by 11% in 2012 to below 100,000 new homes a year. The current deplorable state of affairs is also depressingly predictable. In 2010, in Making Housing Affordable, we argued that the...