Old answers to new questions? The future of social housing in the UK

Monday 8 April 2019

Housing, Wealth and Debt

Post-war governments invested heavily in social housing. But it then fell spectacularly out of favour, with the introduction of Right-to-Buy in 1980 sparking a decline in social housing stock. Almost 40 years on, attitudes toward social housing appear to be changing again. In 2017, Theresa May earmarked £2 billion of new money for social rented … Continued

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Home improvements: The role of housing policy in renewing the intergenerational contract

Tuesday 17 April 2018

Housing, Wealth and Debt, Intergenerational Centre

The last decade has seen housing at last work its way to the top of the political agenda. From much lower home ownership and higher housing costs for younger generations, to the sharp increase in families living in less secure rented accommodation, there is now a cross party consensus that Britain faces some serious questions … Continued

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Causes and Consequences: The role of household debt in 21st Century Britain

Monday 12 February 2018

Housing, Wealth and Debt

The growth in household debt has outpaced growth in household incomes in recent years, putting questions about the causes and consequences of higher debt back in the spotlight. Should we worry that higher debt means that another credit crisis could be brewing? Or is growing household debt instead an indicator of rising consumer confidence? What … Continued

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Home affront: the outlook for housing for young people across Britain

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Housing, Wealth and Debt, Intergenerational Centre

In recent decades, housing has gone from being a driver of falling wealth inequality to playing a central role in Britain’s living standards crisis. Across income groups and the generations we see widespread concern about the housing prospects of younger generations. From the cost of housing to its size, quality and proximity to work, how … Continued

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