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The UK’s Housing Crisis

The UK’s Housing Crisis

The Barker Review of Housing Supply

In March 2004 the Barker Review of Housing Supply published its final report. The report was authored by economist Kate Barker and detailed a number of recommendations based on some very thorough and excellent analysis. One of the recommendations was that the UK needed to build around 250,000 new homes every year to prevent spiralling house prices and a shortage of affordable homes. A line in the report’s Foreword reads: ‘A weak supply of housing contributes to macroeconomic instability, and hinders labour market flexibility, constraining economic growth’.
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Wakefield Council launch ‘Build Wakefield’ event to tackle housing shortage

Build Wakefield
Wakefield Council is aiming to build partnerships and support small to medium sized local developers in an attempt to tackle the current housing shortage. Starting with its ‘Build Wakefield’ event this month, Wakefield Council is engaging with developers and offering guidance on the latest planning and building control regulations, along with providing information about working with Wakefield Council’s Apprenticeship Hub and Wakefield College, to help their workforce in gaining new skills and support new employees.
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