Ease planning laws to increase housing supply

Stephanie Lis appears on BBC Radio Nottingham

Stephanie Lis appeared on BBC Radio Nottingham to discuss upcoming changes to the benefits system.

Regarding the removal of spare bedroom subsidies, Ms Lis argued that although it is not a perfect measure it is unfair for the taxpayer to pay for people to have extra rooms. She stated that the government is misplaced in looking to this policy as the only solution as it must really address why housing costs are so high. In real terms, housing prices have approximately doubled since the mid 1990s. The government must look  to increase the supply of houses by easing planning restrictions in order to tackle this.

Listen to the full programme here. Segment begins at 1:11.09.

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