Briefing: Housing supply in England

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
November 23, 2017
Neil Merrick, LGIU associate with additional content by Janet Sillett, Head of Briefings
Issues Covered
  • Budget measures
  • new homes target
  • numbers of social housing supplied
Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, Economy and Regeneration, Housing and Planning, Local government finance
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The government have said 300,000 extra homes could be provided each year by the mid-2020s. The most recent figures for housing supply show that 217,350 extra homes were delivered, or created, in England during 2016-17. We consider these figures here and comment on the releted measures announced in the Budget.

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