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Housing Policy: Some Alternative Views

Early in his career, Mike Oxley wrote an article on the state of the UK housing market in 1977. Reading it again, it would seem that policy makers today seem to be facing many of the same issues.

Mike Oxley's 1977 article for Estates Gazette provided a commentary on the Government's 1977 Green Paper 'Housing Policy: A Consultative Document'. Mike concluded his article with the opinion that 'the Green Paper fails to support the most disadvantaged, pushes up housing costs and hinders rather than helps supply'. His comment today is that the same supply side issues face the housing market in 2017.


 

Publication Date

December 2017