Is your house your pension, or a curse for the next generation?

Rising house prices are not just a kind of “free money” or an alternative pension, Professor Chris Leishman warns. As Britain’s housing crisis continues to deepen due to increasingly scarce and expensive housing, he has embarked on a new research project that aims to find a way to reform property taxation fairly, and help to stabilise house prices.


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The Office: The Future’s Green, and Orange for Uncertain

Over the last forty years information communication technology (ICT) has completely transformed how we use an office. Greater spatial flexibility has meant that, “Location, Location, Location”, is no longer necessarily the key to a successful development. Profesor Colin Jones discusses the future of the office.


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New publication: Innovative financing of affordable housing

This new study by the Joseph Rowntree foundation, co-authored by Professor Mark Stephens, highlights promising policies from the UK and abroad that provide innovative funding ideas to increase the supply of below-market-price housing.


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We need sustainable neighbourhoods as well as affordable housing

James MorganJames Morgan, Lecturer and Director of Studies at IHURER, applauds efficiency in the building of affordable homes but cautions that there’s also a place for local control and a need for sustainable neighbourhoods


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Britain’s housing crisis is deepening

Britain’s housing crisis appears to be deepening, and attracting widespread comment in the media. Professor Glen Bramley, Director of IHURER, explains what policies could promote greater housing supply. Britain has a serious housing shortage. My colleague Colin Jones blogged on this topic a few weeks ago. This week I had the opportunity to speak at […]


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Trickling trickle down UK housing policies?

In November 2011, David Cameron promised a package of policies to “get Britain building again”. Colin Jones, Professor of Estate Management at the IHURER research institute explains why housebuilding in the UK still fails to keep pace with population growth. A UK government report in 2007 noted, “For a generation, the supply of new homes […]


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