To make housing available you need to sort out other issues

The media and politicians focus on housebuilding as the panacea to all housing issues, whether its homelessness, high house prices or problems with renting. Yet many of the issues around housing are not strictly speaking housing issues at all.

We can identify the main ones as:

Changes in welfare payments
The ‘flexible’ labour market
General austerity

All of these have made it more difficult, especially for younger people, to afford to buy or to rent. Policy changes in these areas would have a significant impact on the ability of households to obtain suitable housing.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.