Labour’s Housing Policy

“Only labour will build 200,000 more homes a year by 2020, is committed to affordable housing and will scrap the bedroom tax.”

“Britain’s housing shortage is part of the cost-of-living crisis. Millions of working people cannot buy the homes they want – today it takes an average family 22 years to save for a proper deposit on a home, and the nine million people who rent privately are finding rent payments increasing faster than wages.”

“Labour will unblock the supply of new homes by giving local authorities ‘use it or lose it’ powers over developers who hoard land that has planning permission so that they can sell it on for a bigger profit, instead of building on it now.”