Housing and Planning

IEA report Raising the Roof featured in the Daily Express

A new IEA report on the housing crisis, Raising the Roof, has been featured in the Daily Express. "Stamp duty must be slashed and large sections of the green belt declassified as part of a radical package of reforms to tackle Britain's housing crisis, a report demands today. The unpopular tax should be taken back ... Continue reading

IEA report Raising the Roof features in The Sun

A new IEA report on how to tackle the housing crisis has been featured in The Sun. "Tory MP and Boris backer Jacob Rees-Mogg is also calling for urgent housing reform. "Writing for the IEA think-tank, he calls for housing to be built on parts of the green-belt where there is the highest need – ... Continue reading

City AM leader features IEA report Raising the Roof

City AM Editor Christian May has written the 'City View' leader on new IEA housing report 'Raising the Roof'. "Jacob Rees-Mogg has co-written a report with the Institute of Economic Affairs proposing radical free-market reforms “to our sclerotic planning laws to free up land for development” while also taking aim at a tax system that ... Continue reading

IEA report Raising the Roof features in the The Times

A new IEA report on how to tackle the housing crisis has been featured by The Times. "Developers must be allowed to build on sections of the green belt or a whole generation will be barred from home ownership, Jacob Rees-Mogg has said. "The prominent backbencher suggested that a million homes could be built around ... Continue reading
Housing and Planning

Radomir Tylecote writes for CapX

IEA author Radomir Tylecote has written for CapX on the IEA's new housing report 'Raising the Roof'. "Today, Jacob Rees-Mogg and I have released a new paper at the Institute of Economic Affairs, Raising the Roof: How to solve the United Kingdom’s housing crisis, which lays out a strategy to get more people on the housing ... Continue reading
Research

How to solve the United Kingdom's housing crisis

The United Kingdom’s housing costs are now among the highest on earth, the economic and social impacts severe. Since 1970, the average price of a house has risen four and a half-fold after inflation. No other OECD country has experienced a price increase of this magnitude over this period. London is virtually the most expensive ... Continue reading

Reforms include reforms to the planning system and lower taxes

Today the Institute of Economic Affairs publishes a report, co-authored by Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, that proposes a programme of free-market reforms to help tackle the UK’s housing crisis. This new academic paper – written by Jacob Rees-Mogg MP and IEA author Radomir Tylecote – will serve as the foreword to a larger collection of essays, ... Continue reading

Co-author of new IEA report Jacob Rees-Mogg MP writes for the Sunday Telegraph

Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, co-author of new IEA report 'Raising the Roof', has written for the Sunday Telegraph to highlight the report's proposals, including reclassifying select green belt land and devolving tax power to local areas. "Once Brexit is complete, Britain’s housing crisis will become the great challenge of our time. Our nation is uniquely short ... Continue reading

IEA report previewed in the Sunday Telegraph

A new IEA report on how to tackle the housing crisis has been previewed exclusively by the Sunday Telegraph. "Large sections of the green belt would be declassified and VAT on property restorations slashed as part of a radical package of free-market reforms set out by Jacob Rees-Mogg to urgently tackle the housing crisis. "The ... Continue reading

Len Shackleton writes for the Telegraph

The mushrooming of occupational licensing over the last two decades makes it more difficult and expensive to access certain professions - disadvantaging older workers and labour market returners - as well as driving up costs for consumers, says Professor Len Shackleton. Writing for the Telegraph, the IEA's Editorial and Research Fellow uses the example of property ... Continue reading