The UK is in the grip of a housing crisis. A cocktail of disastrous housing policies, lack of investment in house-building and a
mortgage market shattered by the financial crisis have combined to leave ordinary earners unable to buy.
The government has committed to fast-track building of affordable homes on publicly owned land and have promised an additional £1.2bn
fund to build 30,000 affordable ‘starter homes’ on underused brownfield land in the next 5 years.