How can we achieve long-term stability in the housing market? Latest: Tackling housing market volatility - progress report
This programme focuses on what longer term measures might promote a more stable housing market cycle.
The instability of the UK housing market has a negative impact on lower income households in both its high and low extremes. Whilst there are some measures in place to help people in financial difficulty, there is also need to examine longer term options to support struggling households.
JRF has established a 'Housing Market Taskforce' – a small group of interdisciplinary experts, to set out policy approaches that might achieve a more stable housing market that avoids extreme fluctuations between 'boom and bust'.
Read our Investigations summary of this programme (PDF, 140KB).
The Task Force has commissioned a series of evidence reviews to inform its deliberations on tackling house price volatility. Messages emerging from these reviews include:
Evidence reviews commissioned by the Task Force are available on:
Consultation responses are also available 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.