Is the London housing crisis Boris Johnson’s fault?

Our Deputy Chief Executive Andrew Carter is on Prospect's panel of experts looking at how the Mayor has dealt with London's housing crisis.

Press release published on 7 March 2016 by Andrew Carter

Boris Johnson isn’t to blame for the housing crisis, and in fact has introduced some innovative policies which delivered modest gains in housing such as the Housing Zones initiative, which encourages housebuilding in specific “opportunity areas” through light touch planning regulation and tax incentives. However, by confining himself to interventions which are restricted to small parts of London and slow to deliver by their nature, he has failed to bring about the step change in house-building that the capital needs.

Read the full article on the Prospect website.