Theresa May’s Conservative Party | No answers on housing

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No answers on housing

For the past six years Theresa May has been at the heart of a Government that has presided over a housing crisis in this country.
• Under the Tories house building fell to its lowest peacetime rate since the 1920s [lxxix]
• There are over 200,000 fewer homeowners since 2010, the lowest rate of home ownership in a generation. [lxxx]
• The overall number of under-35s who own their home has fallen by a fifth since the Tories came to power [lxxxi]
• Homes built for affordable ownership since 2010 have decreased by 28 per cent. Homes built for social rent are at their lowest levels since official records began in the early 1990s : less than a third of the level they were at when Labour left government [lxxxii]
• England has over 2.5 million additional renters since 2010 who are paying £1,560 more on average every year in rent.
[lxxxiii]
• 900,000 more families now rent privately than in 2010, including one in four families with children. [lxxxiv]
• The Conservatives have failed to deliver a promised one-for one replacements for homes sold through right to buy
– instead only one is being built for every eight sold. [lxxxv]
• Under the Tories rough sleeping has doubled and overall homelessness acceptances are up by a third since 2010.
[lxxxvi]
• Theresa May has no answers to the continuing housing crisis under the Conservatives. They have made the dream of ownership a distant prospect for many families
Sources:
lxxix
Source: House of Commons Library, House of Commons research for the Shadow Housing team, September 2015
lxxx
Department for Communities and Local Government, English housing survey 2014 to 2015, February 2016, table AT1.1,
lxxxi
Department for Communities and Local Government, English housing survey 2014 to 2015, February 2016, table AT1.1,
lxxxii
DCLG, live table 1000 on affordable housing supply, 28 June 2016,
lxxxiii
House of Commons Library, September 2016, House of Commons research for the Shadow Housing team
lxxxiv
Department for Communities and Local Government, English housing survey 2014 to 2015, February 2016, table AT1.1,
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