Reforming property tax

Think tank: New Economics Foundation

Author(s): Alex Diner; Sam Tims

November 23, 2023

This report from UK think tank NEF looks at dampening further property speculation in the housing crisis.

In conjunction with the Homes for Us alliance of grassroots organisations and campaigners, the New Economics Foundation is developing policies to fix England’s broken housing model. Tax reform is an important tool to do so. It can close loopholes, raise revenue to invest in more social homes, and shape behaviour to achieve wider policy objectives, such as increasing the volume of homes that are of secure tenure (homes for social rent and owner occupation).