Combat the housing shortage by building on the green belt

The shortage of housing in the UK is causing prices to continually spiral. While there is an urgent need for more houses, we need to be building homes in areas that people want to live. Speaking on The Today Programme, Mark Littlewood explained that focusing on brownfield sites is insufficient and that we can viably build on the green belt without jeopardising the countryside. You can listen to the interview in full here.

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By Philip Booth and Ryan Bourne, 25th Nov 2014 (2 comments)

Fall-out from the Autumn Statement next week is likely to focus heavily on the slowdown in deficit reduction. Borrowing has been £3.7 billion higher this year so far compared with last, and it looks unlikely that George Osborne will hit his fiscal target for 2014-15. But the key number the media will focus on is the Office for Budget Responsibility’s (OBR) estimate of the ‘structural deficit’ – that is, how much of the deficit will remain even if the economy continues to grow.

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