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Adopting a rules-based planning system will help solve the UK housing crisis

Sunday, 25 November 2018

A new report published by the Legatum Institute together with Create Streets recommends a move towards a clear rules-based system to standardise planning approvals across the UK and build more and better homes more quickly, to address the housing crisis.

The report, entitled More Good Homes, outlines proposals to build more homes by introducing certainty, accountability and powers that remove anti-competitive barriers to entry and permit the construction of homes that people like, in walkable and popular urban areas backed by popular support.

Read the report here.


A new approach is needed to help the homeless create pathways out of poverty

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Having a secure home to live in is something most of us take for granted. Yet too many people don’t have a home to call their own, and are instead forced to rely on hostels and shelters, or to sleep rough.

Everyone deserves the opportunity to create their own pathways from poverty to prosperity, and having a home is an integral part of this. This week Crisis, the UK homelessness charity, has launched an innovative new plan which aims to see everyone have a place to live.

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We need to reform our planning system to create the affordable homes the UK needs

Monday, 11 June 2018

Few things matter more to people than having a secure home to live in. The lack of affordable housing in the UK is fast-becoming one of the major challenges of our generation.

Legatum fellow and founding director of Create Streets, Nicholas Boys Smith, outlines the research programme that Create Streets is currently conducting together with the Legatum Institute

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A community-led future: A proposal for the neighbourhood of Grenfell Tower

Monday, 12 March 2018

The tragic fire in Grenfell Tower on 14th June 2017 killed 71 people and saw 376 households from the Tower and from neighbouring buildings made homeless. 

Our report, A community-led future: A proposal for the neighbourhood of Grenfell Tower, focuses on the next steps for the Lancaster West Estate. This paper makes a case for a community-led future for the estate; and indeed argues that community-led housing represents a way forward for housing policy in general.

Read the report here.

See how community ownership could be a way forward for the Lancaster West Estate


Read our Senior Fellow James Sproule's solution to the housing crisis in CapX

Monday, 16 October 2017

In CapX our Senior Fellow James Sproule puts forward the case for using monetary policy to solve the UK's housing crisis. "No solution to this [housing] problem is going to be instant, or anything close to quick. But what is needed is clear political direction to the Bank of England to broaden its interest rate setting mandate to include asset prices, and for the Monetary Policy Committee to act upon that new mandate."

Read the full article here.


More Good Homes: The urgent national mission for the UK

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

The Country We Want To Be is a new programme which will cast a vision for the UK after 2019, looking forward to the opportunities and threats we face as Britain leaves the EU and forces a new path in the world.

The More Good Homes project is part of this programme. Our Introductory Note on housing policy informed a seminar we held at Conservative Party Conference with Secretary of State for Communities and Housing, Sajid Javid. Following this and through an open and consultative process we will publish a position paper in the autumn of 2017 and then a policy paper in 2018.

Read the note here.


Housing the Mind

Thursday, 9 June 2016

What impact does the built environment have on our mental health? Psychiatrists Ciaran Abbey and TBS Balamurali are the authors of a new Legatum Institute study that explores the relationship between mental health and housing as a cornerstone from which humans can develop and flourish.


The Urban Escalator

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Why are some cities surrounded by slums and riddled with crime, while others are affluent, ordered and desirable places to live? In a new paper for the Legatum Institute, urban consultant James Fischelis looks at why certain cities have met the urban influx with great success, whereas others continue on a downward spiral.