Homes Fit for Heroes: 100 Years of Council Housing

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More council houses were built in Britain than any other country in the 20th century. By the 1970s, one in three households were council tenants. Yet after 1980 £100bn worth of council housing was sold off. How did this expansion come about, what changed – and what lasting effects did the rise and fall of council housing have on our politics, society and economy? 

Is it now time to reconsider our attitude to public housing?

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This event was on Mon, 03 Feb 2020

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Professor Steve Schifferes

Steve Schifferes is Majorie Deane Professor of Financial Journalism at City University London and a former BBC economics correspondent.

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