Dame Kate Barker gives evidence on the UK Housing Market
1 December 2015
On Tuesday 1 December the Economic Affairs Committee opens its new inquiry into the economics of the UK Housing Market.
- Parliament TV: The Economics of the UK Housing Market
- Inquiry: The Economics of the UK Housing Market
- Select Committee on Economic Affairs
The evidence session starts at 3.35pm on Tuesday 1 December in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster.
- Dame Kate Barker, author of the Barker Review of Housing Supply in 2004
- Martin Wolf, Chief Economic Correspondent for the Financial Times
- Chris Walker, Head of Housing Planning and Urban Policy, Policy Exchange
Areas the session covers include the measures announced by the Chancellor in the Autumn Statement as well as:
- Whether the Government's ambition for one million new homes in the next five years is realistic or adequate to deal with the housing crisis
- What impact introducing a new land value tax might have on motivation to build new houses
- The impact of Help to Buy
- How renting can be made a more attractive proposition for young people and others and not be seen as 'throwing money away'.