With four boom and bust cycles since the 1970s, house price volatility inhibits house building and has a negative impact on lower-income households in both its high and low extremes.
Following the publication of Tackling housing market volatility in the UK and a follow-on Progress report, which identified ways to create a more stable, sustainable housing market – based on a series of evidence reviews – we have explored:
We have also responded to consultations on: the future of social housing, the principles of the UK taxation system, the abolition of regional spatial strategies, institutional investment in the private rented sector and the challenge of meeting families' aspirations for good housing and a good home.
The Housing Market Taskforce commissioned a series of evidence reviews to inform its thinking on house price volatility. :
Local housing market volatility
The private rented sector
Low cost home ownership and risk
increasing supply in the social rented sector
Public attitudes to housing
Home ownership and the distribution of wealth
International systems of housing taxation and subsidies
Tenure rights and responsibilities
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