Five things we learnt from the Elphicke-House review

By Rob Beiley | 29 January 2015

The Elphicke-House report, published this week, represents arguably the most important Government commissioned report into the role of local authorities in housing supply in a generation.

Those looking for radical suggestions to address the universally acknowledged need for increased housing supply will be disappointed. 

This is partly explained by the (relatively) limited terms of reference for the report (for example, the planning system was out of scope, as was the issue of the HRA debt cap, an often cited reason why local authorities are not delivering more homes). 

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