From The Independent: Theresa May’s flagship policy for sparking a revival in council housebuilding will not deliver a single new home in more than half of the local authorities in England.
From Daily Mirror: The north of England is set to lose out on billions of pounds of investment because the Government has miscalculated the number of new homes needed, experts warn today.
From Daily Mirror: A top Tory councillor has issued a devastating verdict on Theresa May’s plans to solve the housing crisis.
From Huffpost UK: House building under the Tories has fallen to its lowest peacetime levels since the 1920s, HuffPost UK reveals today.
An analysis of house building going back more than a century shows the most recent years of Conservative rule has seen the lowest average house build rate since Stanley Baldwin was in Downing Street in 1923.
This is the lowest level since Baldwin’s first stint as Prime Minister in 1923, when just 86,000 homes were built.
From Daily Mirror: David Cameron has announced that he’ll extend the Right to Buy scheme to housing associations. That’s the last thing we need. It’s a supply problem, not an ownership problem and what would actually help is to build more new houses.
Here’s the evidence in 6 charts.