The housing market is broken, and, after eight long years it is clear that current Conservative housing policy is failing to fix it. Ministers talk big about housebuilding targets to be reached some time in the next decade. But what new homes we build, and who they’re for, matter just as much as how many we build.
To make housing more affordable, we need to build more affordable homes, and to hardwire housing affordability through the system, from planning to funding to delivery. The public know this: eight in 10 people think ministers should be doing more to get affordable housing built.
Read more from John Healey for the Guardian here: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/19/britain-housing-market-broken-labour-council-houses?CMP=twt_gu