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Housing Politics in the United KingdomPower, Planning and Protest$
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Brian Lund

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781447327073

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447327073.001.0001

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Devolution: where is the difference?

Devolution: where is the difference?

(p.233) Nine Devolution: where is the difference?
Housing Politics in the United Kingdom

Brian Lund

Policy Press

This chapter explores housing politics in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland both before and after formal devolution. It examines the role of local authority housing in Scotland prior to devolution in relationship to Green Belts and New Towns with particular reference to Glasgow and the sectarian politics in Northern Ireland leading to the creation of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and direct Westminster rule. Post devolution housing politics under New Labour associated with homelessness, planning, stock transfer and changes in the housing market are explored. Divergent policies between the home nations since 2010, associated with the Coalition government’s housing policies, are analysed with special reference to land, social housing, the Right to Buy, the bedroom tax, sustainable housing and the regulation of private landlords.

Keywords:   Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, devolution, housing, politics, bedroom tax, Westminster

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