In this interim paper for ippr's Housing Across the Lifecycle project, Dominic Maxwell asks why, if at all, the Government should help people to buy a house.
The paper starts with the Government's stated reasons for subsidising home ownership. It asks to what extent these provide adequate justification for subsidies, and uses this analysis to draw some broad principles for policy.
The full report of the Housing Across the Lifecycle project is now available.
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular diseaseProgress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.