United Kingdom

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UK Housing: Prices Fall, Affordability Unchanged, Promises Made

Highlights: Key Figures: Deep Dive: Even as UK housing prices continue to tumble, housing affordability is still a primary concern for potential buyers. A recent Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) report underscores this issue. Despite lower housing prices, other factors like lack
October 12, 2023
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Tories and Local Governments Refuse To Approve More Homes

Why it matters: England’s obsession with house prices and growing resistance in densely populated areas to new housing developments at the expense of the youth is a hostile and persistent trend. The refusal to approve new housing projects leads to future supply
September 17, 2023
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Sunak’s Ploy Pretending to be Pro-House Affordability fails

Why it matters: Rishi Sunak’s plan to revise environmental regulations to spur housebuilding met strong resistance in the House of Lords. The move faced a significant backlash from environmental groups, underlining the political tightrope governments walk when tackling housing and environmental concerns. The
September 14, 2023