Housing shortage



What do these diagrams show? What questions do you think could be asked about them in the exam?

UK Housing shortage
House needed



BBC News - England running out of new homes [19 March 2002]

  1. What is the demand for new housing in the United Kingdom?
  2. How many new houses are built each year?
  3. What are the impacts of a lack of housing?
  4. What is a ‘housing allowance for key workers’?
  5. Which region of the United Kingdom will see the highest percentage change in the need for housing?
  6. Why are the figures for this region considerably higher than other regions?

The Guardian - Housing demand: the issue explained [27 May 2005]

  1. Find in the news article problems that will be caused by a lack of available housing and then for each of them suggest a possible solution.