Budget ‘early missed opportunity’ to take forward housing agenda
The deputy chief executive of CIH has described today's budget announcement as a 'missed opportunity'.
Gavin Smart, deputy chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing, said: “This is an early missed opportunity for the government to take forward the agenda to tackle our housing crisis it outlined in the recent white paper.
“The extra £2 billion investment in social care to reduce the burden on our strained health and social services is welcome. But we know that housing which supports independence and health is also crucial, and the long-term questions which remain on the future funding of supported housing risk undermining this measure.
“We hope the autumn budget goes much further to tackle the obstacles which continue to make genuinely affordable housing inaccessible to millions of people.”
*Due to the lack of housing and housing-related announcements in the budget we will not be putting together our usual 'What you need to know' guide