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Independent View: Why a national approach will not resolve the UK’s housing crisis

Centre for CitiesBritain is in the midst of a housing crisis. For many people, soaring house prices mean that the notion of owning their own home is not a realistic prospect.

Decades of failed housing policies mean we are currently building around 100,000 fewer homes than required to keep pace with demand each year. Our latest report, Cities Outlook 2013, sponsored by the Local Government Association, shows that only by putting place back into housing policy can we provide a much needed boost to the UK economy, and take a big step towards resolving this crisis over the long term.

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  • User AvatarPeter 26th Nov - 5:37pm
    The problem with the comments here is that a lot of people have come to believe their own scare stories.
  • User AvatarT-J 26th Nov - 5:23pm
    Raddiy, it is, again, quite simple. There was a €100m investment made in 2010 by the European Investment Bank in Ford's Koceali plant. At the...
  • User AvatarSteve 26th Nov - 4:59pm
    The tampon tax is a gimmick by both sides. £15m is nothing. Scale matters when talking about taxation and £15m equates to a total taxation...
  • User AvatarChris 26th Nov - 4:56pm
    The fact is, that if we leave the EU, we've left the EU. We'd be out of the free trade zone, which would be an...
  • User AvatarRaddiy 26th Nov - 4:56pm
    I must admit, if reading some of the supposedly informed comments from LibDems in this thread is representative of the level of debate in the...
  • User AvatarT-J 26th Nov - 4:45pm
    Dav, Peter, Raddiy. Its quite simple. If the EU gives the UK a deal where it gets all the goodies without having to do any...