Isabel Hardman Isabel Hardman

Why the government is getting involved in commissioning new housing

David Cameron’s announcement today that the government will be involved in the direct commissioning of new homes on public land isn’t a huge surprise in that it continues an exploratory policy announced in the last Parliament. But what is a surprise is that this policy was announced by the Lib Dems and is now being continued, rather than killed, by the Tories.

It was Danny Alexander who said at the launch of the 2014 National Infrastructure Plan that ‘we will be undertaking a detailed government review to examine the...

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