Rather than do any of the things which might actually ease the housing crisis, David Cameron’s Coke Zero Conservative government wants the state to enter the housebuilding business… 617 more words
I-SPHERE Housing Economist Glen Bramley gives his ‘Ten Point Plan’ for increasing housing supply in England.
In November last year, I was invited to meet with analysts at the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG), to consider how we can substantially raise the level of new housebuilding in England. 784 more words
This afternoon, MPs will vote on a proposed law. As a bit of policy, it is as belligerently incoherent as a drunk at 2am. As a piece of politics, it will harm millions of people, while making one of the gravest crises facing our country even worse. 945 more words
It’s early January and already we’re looking forward to volume 48, issue 3 of Antipode, which comes out this June.
The issue is shaping up nicely, with papers on: … 360 more words
One of the problems with policy making (and sometimes politics more generally) is that it can operate at a very abstract level. If you’re sitting in a Whitehall office doing a Minister’s bidding, the reality of how policy affects lives and communities is very distant. 1,123 more words