house prices

Two key failings of the Standard Method for calculating housing need

One of the challenges the government has identified in tackling the housing crisis is the way in which councils determine how many homes they need to build. In an effort to address that, the government is currently consulting on a new “Standard Method” for calculating housing need. This post explains what is proposed, and identifies […]
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The Bank of Mum and Dad: why it’s so important to the housing market

The Centre for Economics and Business Research have published their latest report for Legal and General examining the importance of the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ in helping people buy homes in the UK. But how crucial is its role, and what does that tell us about the state of the housing market? This blog explains.
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