Events Channel

Choice & The End Of Social Housing

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In this video Peter King outlines the main arguments he makes in his book, Choice and the End of Social Housing. He suggests that the provision of housing for the less well off has been dominated by the state for over sixty years. Despite some moves to increase choice for tenants in the 1980s, policy in the UK has been characterised by a desire to control the suppliers of housing, without ever giving tenants true autonomy or providing them with decent housing.