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Budget 2017: impact for Wales

22/11/2017


Reacting to the Chancellor's announcements CIH Cymru examined the impact of the budget on Welsh housing.

CIH Cymru director Matt Dicks said:

"We welcome the extra £1.2billion coming to the Welsh Government as a result of today's budget statement from the Chancellor.

"We would expect to see the WG spend some of that money directly on increasing the supply of genuinely affordable housing and programmes to tackle homelessness, such as Housing First in order to tackle Wales' housing crisis.

"And whilst the announcement on Universal Credit is to be welcomed, it doesn't go far enough in addressing the underlying structural problems with the system which continues to cause stress and anxiety for the poorest and most vulnerable within our communities. We urge the UK Government to slow the roll-out and use this time to address these issues fully."

"We have long argued that councils will have to play a part in any sustainable response to the housing crisis. Today the UK government indicated a shift in policy to help English councils by relaxing borrowing caps in high demand areas - is it now time for Welsh Government to consider something similar?"


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