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The UK housing system is not fit for purpose. Prices have spiralled out of control, rising far beyond average annual earnings, with millions in need of social housing. Britain’s housing stock also lags far behind other EU states in terms of energy efficiency. NEF's work aims to develop policy solutions that are capable of creating a housing system that meets the demands of 21st Century Britain.

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Blog post // October 30, 2015

Have we just seen the first step towards selling off housing association homes?

A little known change with a significant knock-on effect for the housing crisis More

Blog post // September 18, 2015

Right to buy, or the right to lifelong debt?

For many, buying a home won’t deliver on the promise of financial security More

Blog post // July 27, 2015

Weekly Economics Podcast: Great Housing Crisis

Breaking down the big macroeconomic issues - subscribe now for a new episode each Monday More

Publication // October 2, 2013

Distant neighbours

Poverty is deepening and inequality is widening in Islington. Who will still be living there in 2020?