Five challenges for our fifth housing minister in a year
15th Nov 2022
Published in Estates Gazette on 15 November 2022
Lucy Frazer’s appointment as housing minister at the Department of Levelling Up, Homes and Community makes her the fifth person to hold that title in 2022 alone.
At a time when affordability is at an all-time low and 2.8m people in England live in substandard rental accommodation, what the country needs is stability and long-term change from those who set housing policy, not a revolving door.
Assuming the position remains in Frazer’s hands for a healthy tenure, there are five core priorities she should seek to tackle in order to truly move the dial for housing in the UK.
- Affordable housing
- Health and safety
- Planning reforms
- Quality control
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