The Housing White Paper released by the UK Government in February 2017 provides a stark acknowledgement that the housing market is ‘broken’ says Housing Justice.
‘Many of the problems are ones we, and others in the industry more widely, have highlighted before, and it is encouraging that the government recognises this. We don’t build enough homes, we don’t build those homes fast enough, and there is not enough protection for a growing number of people in the private rented sector. The term ‘affordable’ is also broken.
‘However, this was a landmark opportunity for a government in power, in such a position of authority in the polls, to have made some big changes to the scale of housebuilding outside of the main cities in this country. Sadly, it looks as though the large scale changes needed will not happen.’
You can downlaod the full summary and analysis of the UK Government’s Housing White Paper on the Housing Justice website.