By Thomas Aubrey
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.
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.
The government’s new housebuilding target of 300,000 net additional homes per year for England will require new build completions to rise from around 184,000 to somewhere close to 280,000 units a year. To achieve this, the government needs to tackle three key issues related to the current dysfunctional land market. Firstly, the requirement to bid […]
Working paper: Reforming the land market – How land reform can help deliver the government target of 300,000 new homes per year
A new analysis from the Centre for Progressive Policy shows that the government can reach its target of 300,000 additional homes by reforming the land market.
Centre Director Thomas Aubrey argues that the Chancellor Philip Hammond must act in the upcoming budget to end monopolistic pricing in the land market if the government is to tackle the housing crisis
By Thomas Aubrey
The British people have spoken loud and clear by returning a hung parliament. They have rejected a hard Brexit and a drift towards nationalism. But they have also rejected a return to the neoliberalism of the 1980s and the socialism of the 1970s.
Writing for Inside Housing, centre director Thomas Aubrey argues that it should be dynamic city regions, not unproductive landowners, that capture the uplift in land value when housing is built.