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Unsafe as houses

What can end up lost in building targets is the need for genuine affordability

By Melanie Onn   March 2019

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The housing market is in disarray, but there are simple things the government could be doing to fix it.

The outlook for far too many in England is bleak; the council houses that once formed the bedrock of communities are now unobtainable, house prices are so high that an average worker would need eight times their earnings to afford a home of their own—and the number of families becoming homeless has increased year on year for the past seven years.

All these things are a result of a…

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