Housing History

History of Housing

A timeline of events that have some importance to housing in the United Kingdom.

2019
July 24, 2019
Boris Johnson replaces Theresa May as Prime Minister
2017
November 22, 2017
First Time Buyer Stamp Duty Relief On £500k & Less
June 14, 2017
Grenfell Tower Fire
June 8, 2017
Conservative Party led by Theresa May win general election
2016
July 13, 2016
Theresa May replaces David Cameron as Prime Minister
2015
May 7, 2015
Conservative Party led by David Cameron win general election
2010
May 6, 2010
Coalition led by David Cameron of the Conservative Party with Liberal Democrats
2007
June 27, 2007
Gordon Brown replaces Tony Blair as Prime Minister
2005
May 5, 2005
Labour Party led by Tony Blair win general election
2003
March 20, 2003
Iraq war begins
2001
September 11, 2001
Terrorist attacks in United States
June 7, 2001
Labour Party led by Tony Blair win general election
1999
January 1, 1999
Introduction of Euro currency
1997
July 2, 1997
Asian financial crisis begins
May 1, 1997
Labour Party led by Tony Blair win general election
1992
April 9, 1992
Conservative Party led by John Major win general election
1991
December 26, 1991
Dissolution of the Soviet Union
February 28, 1991
Gulf War ends
1990
November 28, 1990
John Major replaces Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister
August 2, 1990
Gulf War begins
1989
November 9, 1989
Fall of Berlin Wall
June 4, 1989
Tiananmen Square Massacre
1987
June 11, 1987
Conservative Party led by Margaret Thatcher win general election
1986
April 26, 1986
Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster
1983
June 9, 1983
Conservative Party led by Margaret Thatcher win general election
1982
June 14, 1982
Ceasefire in Falklands
April 2, 1982
Argentina invade and occupy the Falkland Islands
1979
May 3, 1979
Conservative Party led by Margaret Thatcher win general election
1976
April 5, 1976
James Callaghan replaces Harold Wilson as Prime Minister
1974
October 10, 1974
Labour Party led by Harold Wilson win general election
February 28, 1974
Labour Party led by Harold Wilson win general election
1970
June 18, 1970
Conservative Party led by Edward Heath win general election
1968
May 16, 1968
Ronan Point Collapse
1966
March 1, 1966
Labour Party led by Harold Wilson win general election
1964
October 15, 1964
Labour Party led by Harold Wilson win general election
1959
October 8, 1959
Conservative Party led by Harold Macmillan win general election
1957
January 10, 1957
Harold Macmillan replaces Sir Anthony Eden as Prime Minister
1955
May 26, 1955
Conservative Party led by Sir Anthony Eden win general election
April 5, 1955
Sir Anthony Eden replaces Sir Winston Churchill as Prime Minister
1951
October 25, 1951
Conservative Party led by Sir Winston Churchill win general election
1950
February 23, 1950
Labour Party led by Clement Attlee win general election