27 Jul 2023

Debate: How do we fix Britain’s housing crisis?

Everyone wants a decent place to live, and one that doesn’t eat up all their income, but a home you can afford seems increasingly hard to find.

Mortgage payments are rising for millions as people come off fixed deals, rents are going up too, properties for rent snapped up within minutes, and social housing lists that can be as long as a decade.

We discuss what it feels like at the sharp end, what’s going wrong, and what can be done to put it right.

We also hear from those struggling to keep a roof over their head, to the builders and sellers, the renters and the planners as we debate Britain’s housing crisis.