Tuesday 24 January 2017

We badly need builders to start building again. It doesn't have to be that difficult

Published 19/07/2016 | 02:30

'We are producing less than half the required 25,000 new houses per year.' Stock Image
'We are producing less than half the required 25,000 new houses per year.' Stock Image

History teaches us that we have a housing crisis in this country in or about every 20 years.

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The last one was round about the turn of the millennium when a burgeoning population, increased prosperity and returning migrants put huge pressure on housing supplies. Well, they fixed that one - not wisely but too well.

There followed the bubble and the production of some 80,000 houses per year - now we are back where we were round about the year 2000.

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