Lack of housebuilding in England a worrying concern says CIEH
Publication Date: 19th January 2017
Following the National Audit Office’s report into the
overview of the housing market in England, Tony Lewis, Head of Policy at CIEH,
“The fact that housebuilding
in England has not kept pace is a worrying concern and puts increasing pressure
on the private rented sector, which is already fit to burst.
and good quality housing in particular, is a fundamental need of people. It
promotes health, wellbeing, community stability and cohesion.
housing market as a whole is complex and there is no simple solution to this
crisis, lessons from the last 50 years show that the market is unable on its
own to provide sustainable solutions. It is therefore time for the Government to stop prevaricating and commit to a long-term cross-party investment strategy to build more
homes, especially affordable housing, including social housing, to really help
those in need.”
Notes to editors
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Link to NAO report: https://www.nao.org.uk/press-release/housing-in-england-overview/
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