Housing and land
Build 150,000 new social homes a year including 50,000 built by new Govt body
The Government should set up a ‘Public Land and Housing Corporation’ to build 50,000 homes a year to become the largest social housing developer in the country
Funding local government with a land value tax
Swapping business rates for land value tax can plug the local authority funding gap.
Mass sell off of public land fails to deliver social housing
With the current programme coming to an end, the government’s mass sell-off of public land has failed to deliver social housing
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Here’s how Britain’s broken housing system can be fixed in a decade
Joe Beswick writes for the Guardian