Change of mindset and VAT cuts are needed to solve the housing crisis
other work, to focus on guaranteeing that funding f lows smoothly, and on a weekly basis ring every CEO for a progress report.
The lack of supply and resulting high values in the private sector has pushed many from the “affordable” sector, into the “social” sector, accelerating homelessness. The single biggest “quick win” here will be to halve VAT rates for five years and spark a wave of new construction.
Unless Minister Murphy and the local authorities are prepared to take a leap out of their comfort zone, there are bleak winters ahead for the homeless.