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Economic Affairs Committee
Oral evidence concluded; Report in preparation.
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.
The deadline for submissions has now passed; if you still wish to make a submission, please contact the clerk.
Evidence given by Brandon Lewis MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Communities and Local Government; Damian Hinds MP, Exchequer Secretary, HM Treasury
Evidence given by Professor Hugo Priemus, Professor Emeritus, Delft University of Technology; Monsieur Bernard Vorms, Chair, National Council of Transaction and Property Management; Monsieur Jean-Pierre Schaefer, Special Adviser, National Council of Cities
Evidence given by Dr David Miles, Professor of Financial Economics, Imperial College London; Mr Paul Johnson, Institute for Fiscal Studies; Mr David Smith, Policy Director, Residential Landlords Association, Mr Nick Jopling, Executive Director of Property, Grainger Plc, and Mr Chris Taylor, President, British Property Federation
There are currently no public meetings scheduled.
Economic Affairs Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 22 March at 3.30pm
The Members of the Committee have declared the following interests in relation to this inquiry: