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Distorted and dysfunctional?

By Ayanna Prevatt-Goldstein  

Today the National Housing Federation published a damning report on England’s housing market, describing it as “distorted and dysfunctional,” with research by Oxford Economics predicting that house prices will rise by up to 40 per cent in the next five years.

Gordon Brown has already recognised the severity of the crisis, prioritising the building of affordable housing in his first legislative statement as prime minister in July.

We are so confused about housing in this country. We want to own a house not rent a flat—low density living is the norm across the UK, even in London, which is the…

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