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Topic: Housing & infrastructure

Capital failure: Understanding the roots of London's housing crisis

London's housing crisis is critical, and its problems are complex and well-entrenched. This short briefing addresses the root causes and impacts of the chronic undersupply of homes for the millions...

Publication London Metro mayors Housing & infrastructure Report

The London Housing Commission: A call for evidence

In this call for evidence, the London Housing Commission solicited research, analysis and ideas on how to improve the housing market in the capital. This call for evidence is now closed. The...

Publication Housing & infrastructure London Briefing

Was Help to Buy not such a big deal after all?

The Swedish central bank – the Riksbank – has cut its main interest rate to zero in an attempt to fight off deflation. Its policy of tightening monetary policy after 2010 to bring down house prices...

Blog post Housing & infrastructure Expert comment

Together at home: A new strategy for housing

Labour's housing announcement picks up on IPPR's ideas for providing greater security of tenure to the growing number of people living in the private rented sector. Many of the problems in English...

Publication Housing & infrastructure Report

Right to buy 2.0

Conservative MP David Davis and Labour MP Frank Field join forces in a bid to unlock the capital trapped in social houses where the tenant is not allowed to buy their home and to channel the revenue...

Publication Housing & infrastructure Report

Forever Blowing Bubbles? Housing's role in the UK economy

The housing market is especially vulnerable to bubbles - there have been four in the UK in the past 40 years, including most recently in the mid-2000s (which saw house prices triple within a decade)....

Publication Housing & infrastructure Report

Housing Wealth: First timers to old timers

This book argues that combating the wealth inequalities produced by the growth in home ownership cannot be achieved with subsidies to help people onto the housing ladder. View a sample chapter...

Publication Housing & infrastructure Report Older people Young people