December 10th, 2003


(no subject)

According to this BBC news article, the reason why the housing in the UK is so expensive is that there's not enough of it (duh!). We're building around 40,000 houses a year less than we need if we want to get housing down to an affordable level. There's two reasons for this - firstly, planning permission is much harder to get, and 8/10 construction firms are short on skilled people. Possibly we could teach some people trades rather than sending them to university?