Does the housing white paper live up to its ‘radical’ promise?

“Really, is that it?” That was the response to the housing white paper from shadow housing minister Labour MP John Healey yesterday.

He wasn’t alone in suggesting the policy document fell short of the “radical” policy shake-up promised by communities secretary Sajid Javid. Many of the initial reaction comments coming into EG’s inbox within minutes of the document’s release said it did not go “far enough” in trying to solve the housing crisis. Had those commentators actually read the 104-page document?

There was much in the paper that the industry