Professor Danny Dorling gives evidence on the UK housing market

15 December 2015

The Economic Affairs Committee continues its inquiry into the UK housing market by taking evidence from Professor Danny Dorling, Fellow of St Peter’s College, University of Oxford. Professor Dorling is joined by Professor Paul Cheshire from the London School of Economics.


Tuesday 15 December in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 3.35pm:

  • Professor Danny Dorling, Fellow of St Peter’s College, University of Oxford
  • Professor Paul Cheshire, Professor of Economic Geography, London School of Economics (LSE)

Likely topics

Areas the session covers include:

  • Whether there is 'overconsumption' of housing in the UK: should it be made easier for those in houses too big for their needs to downsize?
  • What is the impact of immigration on the demand for housing?
  • Is foreign investment in UK housing contributing to making housing unaffordable for UK citizens?
  • Is the planning system an obstacle to housebuilding? What reforms would help? Should we build on parts of the greenbelt?
  • Could a land value tax address problems of housing supply?
  • Has the Government's 'Help to Buy' schemes made housing more affordable?
  • Should the UK introduce rent controls?

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