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House building in the UK has been in a steady decline since the 1970s; from completions of around 370,000 a year in 1970, to just over 150,000 in 2017 (with the lowest levels during the financial crisis between 2008 and 2014), the Government estimates it needs to deliver one million new homes by 2020.
The Government’s 2017 White Paper ‘Fixing Our Broken Housing Market’ suggests the cause is not complicated: ‘for too long, we haven’t built enough homes.’
So far, so simple. And so, it would seem, is the answer – build more.
But how can we reasonably expect an industry which has failed to deliver the required number of homes for the last fifty years to suddenly be capable of meeting the ambitions the Government has set out and build the homes we need?
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