Posted by: aboutalbion | August 4, 2015

The long view … on housing

I have commented on this blog about the acute shortage of housing in the UK which has seen soaring house prices relative to incomes in recent years.

However, this afternoon, my attention has been drawn to a 1947 Pathe News clip entitled “Your Chance Of A House This Year” in which it is asserted that “In Britain today, four people out of every five are asking: what are our chances of a house this year?”

I realise that 1947 is very different from 2015, but I would like to hope that the UK can again find a peacetime solution to the shortage of affordable homes without going bankrupt in the process.

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