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Housing minister Grant Shapps responds to the IPPR report on the Housing Strategy
The IPPR’s proposals just don’t stack up. It seems they’ve missed the fundamental point of the Housing Strategy which is designed to get much better value for money. As a result we will push developers and builders harder than ever before to play their part to deliver new homes quickly, securing excellent value for each taxpayer’s pound.
For example, our new Affordable Housing programme will cost the taxpayer far less per home by stretching builders and housing associations to contribute on average 25 per cent more towards the costs. And we are also getting far better value for money through the Get Britain Building fund than under the previous government’s Kickstart programme.
Taken together these new measures will support and help smaller builders to expand, create thousands of new jobs and re-invigorate the housing market.