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the UK is in the midst of what many describe as a housing crisis.
the demand for houses has increased, in part spurred on by a rising population, but the construction work has failed to keep step with the pace of demand.
This BBC-Briefing estimates that the size of the housing supply Gap - the difference between the available stock and The Number of houses for every need, a decent place To Live - can flats of more than one million.
The Situation is even more complicated because the responsibility for housing policy is encapsulated between the various bodies. And in the last 40 Years , the direct power of the state to increase the supply of housing have given way to more participation of the Private Sector .
This is the reason why housing was chosen as the third topic for the BBC-Briefing - a series of in-depth online analyses guides, the major topics in the news.
The housing guide is designed to. useful context, reliable data, and notes in a place that you can read wherever you are
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On Tuesday, 25. February, The Next Episode of the podcast explores communities, the housing Problem from the point of view of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller, who say they have nowhere To Live otherwise, if the government increases the powers of the police to tackle unauthorised camps. You hear about the BBC Sounds app from Wednesday, 26. February.
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