The government has named Bicester in Oxfordshire as its second garden city, but to solve the housing crisis, we’d need to build six or seven of them every year.
In its major housing review, Labour seems to be ruling out borrowing more to pay for increased investment. This could be a mistake.
Inadequate wages and extortionate rents are pushing up the housing benefit bill.
The Lyons review is too timid about the principle of putting first-time buyers at the front of the queue.
Offering sky-high “affordable” rents instead of building more social housing is absurd. For the younger generations locked out of buying, the consequences are catastrophic.
The housing market today is unbearable, and if Ed Miliband doesn’t get that, I suggest he signs up for a few more empathy lessons.
Party continues tough fiscal stance by ruling out allowing local authorities to borrow more to build.
The man from the council made sense of our symptoms immediately. Our bites came in clusters of three and there were splashes of blood on the sheets. He diagnosed bed bugs.
In the 1970s the state built 140,000 homes a year. For the past twenty years they have built at a rate of fewer than 30,000.
Brandon Lewis's job is to ensure this country has enough houses. Isn't it?