Help to Buy: not just bad economics, but bad politics too

While Help to Buy is certainly not short of critics in the world of economics, the assumption that boosting house prices makes good politics has so far held.

But new Shelter/YouGov polling published today – as part of our At What Cost? report – overturns that widely received wisdom, showing the majority of the public now don’t actually want house prices to rise any further.

Numerous commentators including Martin Wolf in the FT, Russell Lynch in the Evening Standard, … Read more