Housing crisis – the hidden truth
Just when it looked like political will and political certainty would finally fall into line and address the UK’s 1.2m housing deficit, 2017 served up the country’s 15th housing minister in 17 years.
While the incumbent Alok Sharma is yet to set out his stall, he has arrived at a critical time, amid hopes he will implement the reforms set by his predecessor Gavin Barwell in February’s housing white paper.
A million new homes by 2020 is the target. All eyes now turn to Sharma to keep housing firmly on the political agenda.