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Housing, wealth and inheritance

Season 5, Ep. 1

Rory Coulter from University College London and David Sturrock from the Institute for Fiscal Studies join Catherne to talk about housing, wealth and inheritance – what does research tell us, and what does it mean for government policy?

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