Report: How to increase competition, diversity and resilience in the house builder market?

By: Europe Economics  Published: April 2014


There are many issues that need to be addressed in order to improve the responsiveness of housing supply. One factor that is often cited is competition: the Barker Review of housing supply, for example, noted that housing supply responsiveness is potentially affected by the degree of competition in the residential construction industry. Shelter has commissioned Europe Economics to provide analysis in support of policy recommendations which seek to address some of the barriers to growth faced by existing firms and barriers to entry for potential entrants, with the ultimate aim of increasing competition, diversity and resilience within the housebuilding sector.


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