UK housing market: bellows to a bubble?

Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
Oxford Economics
Abstract
The housing market is recovering, according to recent price and activity data. Post-crisis price corrections were smaller in the UK than in the US and much of Europe, and demand is now being bolstered by the government's Funding for Lending and Help to Buy schemes. This has given rise to some worries that the UK is in danger of inflating another house price bubble. While housing supply is very tight, we are not convinced that these schemes will have enough impact on demand to cause prices to take off.
Topic
Economics, Markets, Monetary Policy, Financial Crisis
Political Geography
United States, United Kingdom, Europe