Peter King proposes radical reform of the system of support for housing costs and the abolition of social housing.
In this monograph, Peter King analyses current policy and alternatives. He demonstrates that there is an overwhelming case for subsidising only the consumers of housing and for removing controls and subsidises from the providers. This would empower tenants, provide them with genuine choice and prevent housing policy from being controlled by supply-side interests.
The author shows how a new system of housing benefit can be introduced to achieve the objectives of housing policy and how this approach should relate to wider reforms of the social security system. In short, argues King, the government should promote choice and thus abolish social housing.
2006, Hobart Papers 155, ISBN 978 0 255 36568 0, 137pp, PB
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