Private rented sector representatives provide evidence to Committee

04 March 2016

The Economic Affairs Committee takes evidence from representatives of the private rented sector and experts in tax and fiscal policy as part of its inquiry into the economics of the UK housing market.


Tuesday 8 March in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 3.35pm

  • Dr David Miles, Imperial College London and former member of the Monetary Policy Committee.
  • Mr Paul Johnson, Institute for Fiscal Studies.

At 4:30pm

  • Mr Nick Joplin, Grainger PLC
  • Mr Chris Taylor, British Property Federation
  • Mr David Smith, Residential Landlords Association

Areas of discussion

The first panel covers areas such as:

  • Whether stamp duty discourages downsizing
  • Does the current system favours buy-to-let landlords over first-time buyers
  • Could the tax system could be used to encourage greater house building.

The Committee questions the second panel on:

  • What role the private rented sector can play in building new homes
  • Whether greater protections for tenants should be introduced.

Further information

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