Rico Wojtulewicz, Head of Housing and Planning, National Federation of Builders recently joined Evan Davis and guests on radio 4’s The Bottom Line to discuss the housing crisis
The government target for building houses in the UK is 300,000 a year, but over the past few years only around 60 per cent of that number have been constructed. The sector faces many challenges; labour and skills shortages and rapidly rising prices for raw materials, not to mention uneven planning laws and green building commitments.
Are they building the homes the country needs and where it needs them? Evan Davis and guests discuss.
Ben Dimson, Partner, Property Sector, McKinsey
Peter Truscott, CEO, Crest Nicholson
Rico Wojtulewicz, Head of Housing and Planning, National Federation of Builders
Presenter: Evan Davis
Producers: Julie Ball and Lucinda Borrell
Editors: Hugh Levinson and Jon Bithrey
Sound: James Beard, Rod Farquhar
Production Co-ordinators: Siobhan Reed and Helena Warwick-Cross