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Unsafe as houses

What can end up lost in building targets is the need for genuine affordability

By Melanie Onn   March 2019


The housing market is in disarray, but there are simple things the government could be doing to fix it.

The outlook for far too many in England is bleak; the council houses that once formed the bedrock of communities are now unobtainable, house prices are so high that an average worker would need eight times their earnings to afford a home of their own—and the number of families becoming homeless has increased year on year for the past seven years.

All these things are a result of a…

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