Homes

Fact checks related to house prices, the number of new homes built, landlords and private renting

8 May 2018

Affordable homes: comparing Labour and Conservative records

346,000 affordable homes were added in the seven years of coalition and Conservative government to 2016/17. That’s slightly more than the last seven years of Labour.

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Affordable homes: comparing Labour and Conservative records
4 May 2018

Did Labour make 1.4 million “non-decent” homes fit to live in?

The last Labour government launched a programme to make “non-decent” homes fit for living in. An estimated 1.4 million social sector homes underwent work.

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Did Labour make 1.4 million “non-decent” homes fit to live in?
30 April 2018

Will one third of millennials rent for their entire lives?

The Resolution Foundation estimates that between 66% and 73% of millennials will own their own homes by 2060 (around pension age). 77% of pensioners owned their homes in 2016.

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Will one third of millennials rent for their entire lives?
10 April 2018

Have house prices risen because of immigrants?

It’s impossible to say for definite how much immigration has pushed up house prices.

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Have house prices risen because of immigrants?
22 March 2018

House building in England

Our overview of the supply and demand for homes in England.

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House building in England
22 March 2018

Homelessness in England

We've put together some of the key facts on homelessness and rough sleeping in England.

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Homelessness in England
9 March 2018

There are 1.1 million more homes in England since 2010

217,000 homes were added to the overall housing stock in England in 2016/17, the second highest amount in the last 26 years.

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There are 1.1 million more homes in England since 2010
9 March 2018

Social housing stock has fallen over the last 30 years

The proportion of people living in social housing halved between the early 1980s and early 2010s, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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Social housing stock has fallen over the last 30 years
19 December 2017

Has 92% of the country not been built on?

Estimates range between 88% and 99.9%. It also depends on if we include gardens and “green urban” areas.

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Has 92% of the country not been built on?
14 December 2017

How many children are homeless in England, Scotland and Wales?

128,000 children are living in temporary accommodation in Britain.

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How many children are homeless in England, Scotland and Wales?

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