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UK housing and planning policies: the evidence from economic research

Hilber, Christian A. L. (2015) UK housing and planning policies: the evidence from economic research. Election Analysis (33). Centre for Economic Performance, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Housing affordability is a key concern of an ever-larger fraction of UK voters who are crammed into artificially limited space. At the same time, a lot of wealth lies in housing assets and there are many vested interests in keeping things this way, such as current homeowners and private landlords. Substantive reforms could solve the housing crisis, but politicians of all stripes back away from such reforms out of fear of being demonised by the vested interests. Instead, proposed policies tend to tackle the symptoms - rather than the causes - of the UK's housing affordability crisis.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2015 Centre for Economic Performance
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2015 09:47
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2020 01:04

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