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Topic: Housing & infrastructure

A poor tax - Council tax in London: Time for reform

Council tax is considered by many to be in the ‘too difficult to touch’ box when it comes to reform. Haunted by memories of the community charge, better known as the poll tax, which is widely...

22/03/2018
Publication Housing & infrastructure London IPPR

Why housing in the UK requires bricks, not blame

The Government’s recent announcement on a review of the National Policy Planning Framework has struck a more considered tone than the 2012 NPPF which marked a particularly low point in the...

12/03/2018
Blog post Expert comment Housing & infrastructure IPPR North

Building Britain's Future? The construction workforce after Brexit

The construction industry is of vital strategic importance to the UK. A healthy construction industry will be essential if we are to build the homes, commercial property and infrastructure that our...

30/11/2017
Publication Report Housing & infrastructure Progressive Brexit

Priced Out: Affordable housing in England

England is in the midst of a housing crisis. In 67 per cent of local authorities, insufficient houses were built to meet demand in 2015/16 (DCLG 2016; DCLG 2017). Across England, of the 265,936...

10/11/2017
Publication Report Housing & infrastructure

Affordable homes? We need a new definition

In September the government announced a green paper which will review all aspects of social housing — and not before time. It shouldn’t have taken the horrendous tragedy of Grenfell for the governmen...

10/10/2017
Blog post Expert comment Housing & infrastructure

Priced Out? The affordability crisis in London

London’s housing market is increasingly unaffordable for those on low to middle incomes. While it has always been more expensive to rent or buy in the capital, the scale of the unaffordability of...

21/09/2017
Publication Report Housing & infrastructure IPPR

Keep it simple: Energy bills made easy

Energy prices are once again in the news, with manifesto commitments and potential government action being considered as some energy suppliers raise their prices before winter. Some two thirds of...

21/09/2017
Publication Report IPPR Housing & infrastructure