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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 // November 25, 2015

Why the Spending Review could make the housing crisis worse, not better

The Chancellor's plans will not bring genuinely affordable homes in the long term More

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

Publication // October 2, 2013

Distant neighbours

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