Consultation response: Fixing our broken housing market

By: Robin White, Deborah Garvie and Catharine Banks  Published: May 2017


Shelter's response to the Government's Housing White Paper 2017: Fixing our broken housing market.

Summary

In the White Paper the Government has identified serious flaws in the housing market and is rightly taking steps to address them. However, without more fundamental change to the way that housebuilding is approached it is unlikely that the Government’s lofty ambitions will be achieved. Shelter believes that we need to take on the many vested interests who benefit from our broken housebuilding system in order to deliver New Civic Housebuilding: in the White Paper, the Government has signalled an intent to start this process. We welcome this, and urge the Government to go even further, in order to ensure that everybody has an affordable place to call home.

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