Op-Ed: Why the government’s planning overhaul won’t fix the housing crisis

The Critic – ICLE Director of Competition Policy Sam Bowman had an op-ed in The Critic about Britain’s planning bill and the best ways to address the nation’s housing crisis. You can read the full piece here.

There is literally no political issue more important for the UK than housing. With Covid on the way out, unless a portal to hell opens up under Clapham High Street there is no problem more urgently in need of fixing than the shortage of homes in the most prosperous parts of the country. Nothing else makes us poorer or more unhappy — that we could solve so straightforwardly