Local bank holidays can help restore a national consensus

Local bank holidays can help restore a national consensus

How did you celebrate Yorkshire Day? On the first day of August, the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) did so by announcing that the county is the top exporter of manufacturing goods outside London. The MHCLG’s press release lauded...
Housing: why we need more than numbers

Housing: why we need more than numbers

With the cost of homes in England and Wales almost eight times average annual earnings, housing has become a political issue of the first order.  Homeownership declined between 2003 and 2013 before stagnating and remains beyond the reach of many, particularly younger...
Money alone will not fix the housing market

Money alone will not fix the housing market

(A version of this article was first published by the Huffington Post.) There are high expectations that housing will be at the top of the agenda when the Chancellor delivers the Budget next week, expectations reinforced by the Prime Minister and Communities...