Kate Andrews appears on BBC Radio 4 PM

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 4 PM’s programme to discuss the proposals to seize private land for a fraction of its market value.

In the interview Kate makes the point that the reason we are having this conversation about a seriously intrusive policy is because we have an extremely restrictive planning system that is not allowing enough homes to be built. Our supply of homes has severely dwindled compared to the demand that there is for them. The UK is not under-stocked in terms of social housing – about one fifth of housing in the UK is social or council housing, which is among the highest in the OECD.

Listen to the full interview here. Kate’s segment begins at 17:45