City AM leader features IEA 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 “distorts the housing market.”
“Tory MPs are notorious for talking the talk on planning reform, especially when it comes to land classified as green-belt, but reverting to nimbyism when back in their leafy constituencies. Rees-Mogg leads a large group of Tories who fall under this description, so his backing for far-reaching reform (including reclassifying swathes of green-belt land) is significant.
“If he can build a coalition of support for these ideas among his colleagues, and get a fair hearing from the new PM, we could yet see a long overdue change not only to housebuilding and development but tax law, devolution and the entire national planning framework.”
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