Construction is now the norm for people living in Britain’s poorest communities as the government seeks to build 1.4 million homes.
It’s part of a wider effort to tackle the country’s housing crisis, with the government offering to match homes built in England and Wales for those in other countries.
But critics say it has failed to build enough homes and that there is a lack of investment in communities that have struggled to pay their bills.
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The government is also planning to match new homes built overseas to the homes they will build in Britain, with £5m pledged for the first year.
But housing experts say there are issues with the way it is being run and the lack of funding for the projects.
In London, for example, there is no clear plan for where the money for the construction of new homes will come from, nor for the communities that will be affected.
“We have a shortage of homes for people in need, and in our own communities that has been exacerbated by a lack or a lack-lustre record of housing investment in our poorest areas,” said Sarah Tudge, a senior policy adviser with the charity Shelter.
Now, a record number of new units are being built in London, the most expensive market in Europe, and a further 1.3 million homes have been built across the country.””
A decade ago, the UK’s housing policy was focused on building new homes for those who could afford them, with some £6bn going towards affordable housing over five years.
Now, a record number of new units are being built in London, the most expensive market in Europe, and a further 1.3 million homes have been built across the country.”
The government has promised that all new homes in Britain will be built to the same standards as existing homes, but critics say this means that a lot of the money is being wasted on new housing.
Labour has pledged to build over 1.6 million new homes over five decades to help address the housing crisis in Britain – a commitment that has yet to be fully met.
“This is a clear waste of money.
We know that many people in our communities have been left behind by this government and are desperate to get on with the future,” said Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.”
We know that the vast majority of people living on the lowest incomes in our country, particularly in inner-city communities, are not in need of new housing, and so we are putting in place a £5bn housing programme to help fund the vast scale of new developments planned for our cities.”
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