Raj Patel is Acting Director of the Policy Unit at Understanding Society. His career has included roles at the Learning and Skills Network, and in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (now the Department of Communities and Local Government). An economist and policy analyst, he has worked extensively on national public campaigns, policy research, local and regional development and designing new ways to tackle social issues.
Ahead of an Understanding Society policy debate tomorrow (10 December) in London Raj discusses the future of UK housing.
Kick-starting the housing revolution – but who will benefit?
The housing crisis has been many years in the making but what’s different about the crisis and ‘affordability’ today is that it is no longer an issue just for those on low income. Continue reading