Economic Affairs Committee

Economics of the United Kingdom housing market inquiry

Inquiry status open

Oral evidence concluded; Report in preparation.

Scope of the inquiry

The Committee is to investigate the economics of the UK housing market. Buying a house is becoming increasingly unaffordable for first time buyers. The cost of private rented accommodation is rising and there is a lack of affordable social housing. This Inquiry will consider the economic factors that influence the demand for and availability of low cost housing to buy and to rent. This is a complex topic and the inquiry will particularly focus on the effectiveness of government economic measures designed to improve housing affordability.

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