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This conference season, the agenda on housing is clearer than ever

Time the government moved beyond white papers and warm words—and committed to really helping small property businesses

By Christian Faes  

If you were to compare the line-up of housing policy debates at this year’s party conferences with the agendas that rolled out last year, you might be forgiven for thinking the exact same conferences are taking place. The subject of housing—or, indeed, the endemic lack of new housing—will dominate policy discussions at conferences once again. The future of housing is an issue of huge strategic importance to the British economy and society.

One year on since the Communities and Local Government Secretary, Sajid Javid, promised a step change in the government’s…

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