Building homes and building consensus

How do you make good policy? Sometimes it can seem straightforward, but what about big policy problems with no immediate, easy answers that will keep everyone happy? I’d put the British housing crisis in this bracket. As we’ve said before on this blog, piecemeal solutions just don’t cut it.

There is some consensus on an overall solution: we need to build more homes. But how we get there is riddled with difficulties, conflicting views and unresolved questions. The market is … Read more