Budget 2017: Does England need 300,000 new homes a year?

Budget 2017: Does England need 300,000 new homes a year?
 

The claim: Building 300,000 new homes a year in England would start to make housing more affordable.
Reality Check verdict: Experts seem to agree on 300,000 as a good starting point but there is not universal confidence that it would make much difference to affordability.
Chancellor Philip Hammond told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that experts agree that 300,000 new homes a year would start to make inroads on the affordability of housing.
The figure was recommended by a House of Lords economic affairs committee report last year, which described it as the minimum annual amount needed to meet... read more

 
21 November 2017 in Regional, Views: 71
Source: BBC
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