The government’s Housing White Paper had been heavily trailed and expectations were high as Sajid Javid delivered his statement in the House of Commons this afternoon. Having set out the scale of the challenge facing the country in relation to housing since Theresa May’s ascension as prime minister, pressure was on the government to deliver solutions.
Has today’s White Paper lived up to expectations and built a strong foundation for the government to build on? It undoubtedly goes further on supply-side measures than anything produced during David Cameron’s government where the emphasis was on home ownership and introducing demand-side measures that arguably fuelled demand – and prices – even further.
The White Paper sets out an ambitious agenda, particularly in relation to land and planning policies. Read more in our new report.