Taking the political out of policy – producing evidence on UK housing issues is only part of the challenge

With ever-worsening housing affordability, first-time buyers left behind and tenants struggling to meet their rents, is the UK housing market officially broken? Is there a crisis? Here Professor Ken Gibb, Director of the new UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) aims to answer that question.

Personally I don’t find the shorthand phrase ‘housing crisis’ very helpful, but prefer to think of the housing system as confronting multiple, overlapping challenges which periodically ‘blow up’. Continue reading