A history of British housing

A history of British housing
 

Council housing in Hemel Hempstead in 1954, at the height of the New Town boom. Photograph: John Chillingworth/Getty Images 1920sAt the end of the First World War, Britain was a nation in which almost 80% of people rented their homes, almost all from private landlords. Concern about the poor standards of the housing stock led the prime minister, David Lloyd George, to promise a "land fit for heroes" for the homecoming Tommies. The 1919 Housing Act provided subsidies for local authorities to build council houses.
1930sHousebuilding peaked at 350,000 a year in the mid-1930s as a... read more

 
24 May 2014 in Business, Views: 24
Source: Guardian
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