Argus title : Shortage of housing is desperate
The Guardian newspaper recently reported that a “major building programme designed to increase the supply of affordable homes is expected to be a centre-piece of Gordon Brown’s agenda”.
This is perhaps fortunate for him. When he speaks at the Dome tomorrow in the Brighton Festival he will be lobbied by protesters from “Priced Out” the campaign for affordable house prices.
The housing minister, Yvette Cooper, one of Brown’s inner circle, has repeatedly warned that demand for houses is outstripping supply and that unless more homes are built, 70% of first time buyers will not be able to afford a home. Continue reading