- Available in: Print and PDF
- Published: January 1, 2006
Edited by Paul Hackett
Published 2006 (ISBN 1 905370 10 5) Price £9.95
‘Incentives for Growth’ is a timely publication which takes forward the discussions the Smith Institute have sponsored in recent years on public-private finance and housing policy. This monograph takes a hard look at what needs to be done to meet the Government’s ambitious housing and growth targets. The essays examine the barriers to investment and propose a menu of new incentives to address housing shortages in the South and under-investment in areas of deprivation in the North. It draws on past experience from the UK and the US and debates the use of new, more localised policy tools such as housing tax credits, tax incremental financing and Regeneration Infrastructure Funds. Proposals are also put forward to boost social investment and support the emerging community finance sector.