2 March 2015
CBI comments on Prime Minister's Housing Speech
The CBI commented on the Prime Minister’s housing speech, and the proposals for 200,000 Starter Homes by 2020.
Rhian Kelly, CBI Business Environment Director, said:
“Starter Homes are a step in the right direction to building the 240,000 new homes a year we sorely need, but we would want to see more detail on how the proposals could be implemented on the ground.
“It’s important that policymakers of all shades don’t rule out options for land use, including low-quality green belt.
“Our chronic national housing shortage is a serious headache for businesses and those wanting to get on the housing ladder. Whilst the Help to Buy scheme has been useful, further bold action really needs to be taken to improve the supply of affordable housing to rent and buy.”