Last edited 15 Jan 2021

Government announces a package of housing measures

On 4 July 2015, the Prime Minister and Chancellor set out a package of measures intended to accelerate house building over the next 5 years which will form part of the Housing Bill to be introduced in the autumn. Ref PM and Chancellor announce 'one nation' plans to spread homeownership across the country.

The plans include:

The PM and Chancellor said: “We don’t want this to be a country where if you’re rich you can buy a home, but if you’re less well off, you can’t. We want it to be one nation, where whoever you are, you can get on in life… Of course, there will be opponents – but we are determined to take them on… It’s simple: you are either pro-reform or not; for building homes, or not; on the side of young people, or not.”

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