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Britain’s housing shortage disenfranchises the young. We should use the tax system to encourage people to free up larger homes

Kingman, David (2011) Britain’s housing shortage disenfranchises the young. We should use the tax system to encourage people to free up larger homes. British Politics and Policy at LSE (04 Nov 2011) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Britain suffers from a chronic shortage of housing, which has dramatically increased land values. This has disenfranchised the younger generation, many of whom can no longer realistically expect ever to own their own home. The Intergenerational Foundation's David Kingman argues that one solution is to use the tax system to encourage more members of the older generation to downsize into smaller properties, bringing more traditional 'family homes' onto the market, lowering the price through increased supply.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2011 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
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Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2011 16:38
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/39384/

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