For decades politicians have been too timid in challenging the rise of rentierism. But this rentier system stands in the way of a more inclusive form of economic growth, which if not dismantled, will lend increasing support to a more extreme form of politics.
Press Release: Landowners make £13bn profit in one year, as high land prices stifle affordable housing
Landowners are pocketing billions of pounds of profit every year just for getting planning permission, which raises prices and makes it harder than ever to buy land for new social housing, according to the Centre for Progressive Policy and the National Housing Federation.
Our latest working paper calls on the government to radically reform the way that land is bought and sold to help tackle the housing crisis.