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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
Charlotte Snelling
Alfie Stirling
Publication Housing & infrastructure IPPR

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
Darren Baxter
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
Darren Baxter
Publication Report Housing & infrastructure IPPR

Homesharing and London’s housing market

London’s housing crisis is the result of failure to build enough homes to keep pace with growing demand. Rising unaffordability is the result, with many families priced out of the market. At the same …

01/12/2016
Charlotte Snelling
Catherine Colebrook
Publication Housing & infrastructure Report