Housing and the Social Economy


Housing construction is the most blatant example of how social engagement can be an onerous duty for some businesses. The 35% affordable housing debate is still raging and it’s obvious that property developers would do without it all together. Some go as far as preferring to make multi-million in-lieu payments instead of providing affordable housing.

Just this week, we’ve heard about negotiations between Newham Council and Galliard Homes where “Just 51 units — six per cent — will be “affordable”, […] but there is no mention of social housing in the application.” Says the Standard.

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