Housing crisis in England: a comparative policy paper on the ministry of housing, communities and local government (MHCLG)

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Abstract

The housing crisis in the UK is imperilling on what Abraham Maslow described as a vital physiological necessity. This paper examines how the housing issue in the UK is complicated by policy intricacy of The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and the capability of the management and workforce to adapt to a changing political agenda, public administration and the current as well as the concomitant issues in the housing sector. It explores and focuses on core policy elements and how they impact the housing crisis. These policies factors include accountability and transparency, institution administration and style, network governance, data management and communication, strategic and policymaking systems and response to emerging agenda in public administration and governance. This study reveals the severity of the housing issue's problems and offers important advice that will help remedy the UK's housing quandary to accomplish this research objective, a mixed research approach was used, which helped in the presentation of findings that showed how the situation has affected the UK. Lastly, the study will assess the internal and exterior difficulties MHCLG faces in carrying out its duties and examine how it has responded to recent developments in governance.

Original languageEnglish
JournalWSEAS Transactions on Business and Economics
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 28 Sept 2023

Keywords

  • housing crisis
  • United Kingdom
  • housing policy
  • policy elements

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