First they changed offices to homes, now it’s shops

Will they be affordable ……….

… Experts believe that turning unused shops into houses could stop the decline of town centres – as well as bringing down sky-high property prices.

Mr Hammond is also under pressure to freeze business rates which are blamed by retailers for helping to hollow out the high street.

A spokesman for the Treasury said: “We don’t comment on Budget speculation.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7556955/empty-shops-could-be-turned-into-homes-to-solve-britains-housing-crisis-and-make-property-cheaper/