A national housing fund to build the homes we need

Document type
Report
Author(s)
Blond, Philip; Callan, Philip; Douglas, Edward
Publisher
ResPublica
Date of publication
14 July 2017
Subject(s)
Housing and Homelessness, Social Policy
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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Supported by new analysis and modelling, this report details the substantial economic and social benefits that a National Housing Fund would deliver. The report finds that, in ensuring at least 40,000 more homes are built a year, the Fund would boost public finances, create new jobs around the country, boost small developers, and grow construction capacity through repeated investment over 10 years.

Key benefits:

  • Ensure a minimum of 40,000 homes to be built annually.
  • Boost public finances by £3.4 billion.
  • Create 180,000 new jobs in the construction sector.
  • Boost SME growth through certainty of purchase.
  • Create a financial instrument so that debt does not contribute to the deficit.
  • Support the wider construction industry through repeat investment.

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