Monday, 29 May 2017

Think tank housing expert joins Cameron's policy unit

David Cameron has recruited a think tank expert to act as a housing policy advisor.

Alex Morton of Policy Exchange will join number 10’s policy unit as special advisor for housing planning.

Mr Morton will take up the role next week, and will leave his position as head of housing, planning and urban policy at the think tank as a result.

In August last year, he advocated the sale of expensive council houses to generate funds for new home building, a policy partially adopted in last week’s autumn statement.

He has also called for land release to self-builders from councils who fail to hit housing targets.

In 2010 he published ‘Making housing affordable’, which called for a radical overhaul of social housing policy, with reforms that could save £20 billion per year.

Mr Morton joined Policy Exchange in 2010 as a senior research fellow in the economics unit with a particular focus on housing.

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