Schoolboy economics and the ‘housing crisis’

Chris AWOl crop

Lack of understanding by both electorate and politicians makes effective housing policy distinctly hit and miss

Housing policy didn’t really feature in the Tory party leadership election. Perhaps because most of the Tory electorate are reasonably well sorted on the housing front and so the campaign gurus mainly chose to ignore it in favour of Brexit.

The new prime minister will inherit a government housebuilding target of 300,000 homes a year, roughly double the government’s own forecast of the growth in household numbers (which doesn’t factor in the potential drop in immigration post a hard Brexit).

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