Housing policy: coming in and out of the cold?

Brian Lund

in Modernising the welfare state

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9781847420404
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302834 | DOI:
Housing policy: coming in and out of the cold?

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This chapter reviews New Labour's housing policy, in which three phases can be identified. In the first phase the dearth of specific housing commitments in New Labour's 1997 manifesto produced a vacuum in housing policy until the publication in 2000 of the housing Green Paper Quality and choice: A decent home for all, with its emphasis on supply diversity and choice and the application of ‘new public sector management’. In stage three, a new emphasis on supply culminated in Homes for the future: More affordable, more sustainable, with its promise to boost housing supply in both the market and the social sectors.

Keywords: Labour party; social housing; public sector management

Chapter.  5917 words. 

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