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“Prefabs to solve housing crisis,” screamed a newspaper front page last weekend. Can the shortage of homes in Britain really be so bad that ministers are floating plans to encourage the first new generation of temporary, pre-packed houses since the great reconstruction drive which followed the Second World War?

The UK is in the midst of a housing shortage that numerous credible experts now describe as “chronic” and “acute”. While it’s widely recognized we need 250,000 new homes each year to meet population growth and household formation, house-building hasn’t reached that level since the late 1970s.

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