Kevin Gulliver

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    Racial discrimination in UK housing has a long history and deep roots

Racial discrimination in UK housing has a long history and deep roots

Following the publication of the government’s racial disparity audit, Kevin Gulliver gives an overview of such disparities in housing. Drawing on several studies on the matter, he explains the causes and suggests some of the solutions.

The Government’s racial disparity audit, built on data from a range of fields of inquiry, underscores the endurance of racial discrimination and disadvantage in […]

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    The 1974 Housing Act points the way forward for social housing

The 1974 Housing Act points the way forward for social housing

Looking back to the 1974 Housing Act can help those who support the continuance and expansion of social housing to fashion a new vision, writes Kevin Gulliver. For one, looking back shows the relative success of directing the lion’s share of public subsidy into bricks and mortar rather than subsidising rents through the housing benefit system. 

The 31st July 2014 marked […]

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    Mutualism can offer an alternative vision for social housing to counter growing marketisation and creeping commercialism

Mutualism can offer an alternative vision for social housing to counter growing marketisation and creeping commercialism

The UK’s housing system tends to promote home ownership above all other tenures. But mutual models could be a powerful counter to the marketisation of housing; there is strong and growing evidence of the existence of a ‘co-operative imperative’ that contrasts with the perceived advantages of competition, writes Kevin Gulliver.  

The last decade has seen renewed interest in and […]