CIPFA CEO housing blog

28-01-2014

Take a look at CIPFA CEO Rob Whiteman's blog on the Public Finance website:

Homing instincts

All parties promise much, but deliver little, on housing. In the run-up to 2015 they must take a long view of the ‘hard choices’ needed to address the issue.

As we enter a prolonged period of electoral promises from all of the political parties, what will we the electorate be promised about building homes?

To ensure we have enough affordable homes the nation needs a house building market that delivers high volumes at low margins; but unfortunately the supplier market is used to delivering low volumes at high margins.