housing crisis

If you want a better construction sector, support the self-employed

1 March 2018 18:12

For a long time, the freelance-heavy construction sector has been one of the key focal points for the debate about…

Building more houses won’t solve anything

14 February 2018 18:15

This piece first appeared in last week’s Spectator.  Britain does not have a housing shortage. We have a problem with…

The Spectator Podcast: The crash we need

8 February 2018 15:34

On this week’s episode, we ask whether there’s such thing as a good financial crash. We also look at the…

With average house prices now eight times the average wage, affordable housing remains a dream

28 September 2017 13:01

Housing – and specifically the dearth of reasonably priced housing – is an issue that crops up again and again…

If you can’t afford a home, why vote Tory?

27 June 2017 12:21

Back in the 90s and even early noughties, it was a cliché that middle-class English people used to talk about…

The Brexit debate is a luxury many young people can’t afford

10 June 2016 14:41

Newsflash: young people don’t care about the EU referendum. On the whole, we are neither Eurosceptic nor Europhobic. I work…

The housing crisis was Sadiq Khan’s secret weapon

7 May 2016 8:57

As Isabel Hardman wrote yesterday, many interpret Labour’s failure to fail on a bigger scale in yesterday’s election results as the…

Intergenerational unfairness is creating a lost generation of young people

29 April 2016 11:02

Monday’s Work and Pensions Committee session on intergenerational fairness further ignited the debate about the hardships facing today’s younger generation.…

High-rise housing is hellish. It’s time to bring back terraces

16 March 2016 11:07

On the radio this morning the subject of high-rise housing was being discussed, the hook being the new film adaptation…

We need a Campaign to Protect Urban England

10 July 2015 16:02

If a political subject is inconvenient to both Left and Right then the chances are that it won’t get addressed,…

Does the Tory housing pledge really help the housing crisis?

2 March 2015 18:26

Given the Tories are the party of Macmillan, it seems quite right that they’ve picked housing as one of their…

A radical plan to ease Britain’s housing shortage – double the population of London

15 December 2014 13:55

Roger Scruton writes in today’s Daily Telegraph, a sentence that in itself fills me with a sense of Wa –…