'Raising the Roof' referenced in Conservative Home

'Raising the Roof' and the unintended consequences of 'solutions' to the housing crisis at highlighted by a Conservative MP writing in opposition to rent controls. In a piece for Conservative Home, Kevin Hollinrake highlights the recent IEA report by Jacob Rees-Mogg and Radomir Tylecote which explains how recent proposals to end the housing crisis such ... Continue reading
Housing and Planning
On Monday, Jacob Rees-Mogg and I released Raising the Roof: How to solve the United Kingdom’s housing crisis. This new IEA paper will feature in a book of the same title, including the winning essays for the Koch Prize 2018. The prize asked entrants to offer free market solutions to the UK’s housing crisis. This ... Continue reading

IEA report 'Raising the Roof' features on PoliticsHome

The National Federation of Builders's comment on the IEA's new housing report ‘Raising the Roof’ features on PoliticsHome. "The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) report, titled ‘Raising the Roof’, is thankfully not claiming to be the silver bullet to solve the housing crisis but, instead, earnestly builds on industry proposals. "Penned by Jacob Rees-Mogg MP ... Continue reading

IEA report 'Raising the Roof' features in City Metric

Co-founder of London YIMBY John Myers has written for City Metric on the IEA's latest housing report, 'Raising the Roof'. "But the champion of Conservative Brexiteers has written a strident call to end the housing crisis and drastically improve the supply of homes, calling for reform of parts the green belt and aiming for a ... Continue reading
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 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