Commenting on additional new housing announced at the Budget, Evie John, director at PwC, said:
“Any increase to the supply of homes is welcome, particularly when there is a commitment to affordability and a sustainable approach to development. While an additional 180,000 new homes does leave the Government with some way short of its ambitions, this is a step forward.
“Our research tells us that people see a focus on affordable and quality housing as one of the most effective means of levelling up the UK, and tackling the housing shortage has been a priority for successive Governments. While individual programmes of funding will always be useful, it is essential that all levels of government, industry and local communities come together to address the complex picture of need, quality and affordability that exists across the country. This is how specific housing targets will be achieved while addressing the wider levelling up agenda.”
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