Government response

Eric Pickles' statement on the Budget 2014

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles' statement on the Budget 2014.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Welcoming today’s Budget, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said:

This year’s Budget shows how housebuilding is central to our long-term economic plan, with measures to get Britain building and support to help hard-working people realise their dream of home ownership.

Today’s multi-billion package will boost housebuilding, particularly on brownfield land, create new jobs and allow up to an additional 120,000 aspiring homeowners to buy a home.

The moves will get workers back on site across the country, including at large sites like Ebbsfleet, help smaller builders to restart work on stalled developments, and make sure people who want to build their own home can.

Published 19 March 2014