Homes

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

7 September 2016

£9 billion in housing benefit to private landlords

“Devastating figures released over this summer show that £9.3 billion of public money is paid through housing benefit directly into the pockets of private landlords.” Jeremy Corbyn, 7 September 2016 …

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£9 billion in housing benefit to private landlords
31 August 2016

Help to Buy ISAs: do they work and were they mis-sold?

The Treasury hasn’t backtracked on Help to Buy ISAs, and they don’t just help people who already have the money to buy a house, contrary to some reports.

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Help to Buy ISAs: do they work and were they mis-sold?
12 August 2016

It's harder for young people to own their own home

The Prime Minister says that young people are finding it harder to buy homes. All the evidence we've seen bears that out.

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It's harder for young people to own their own home
13 July 2016

Housing, zero hours contracts, and NHS funding: factchecking Prime Minister's Questions

We've factchecked claims from Prime Minister's Questions on homelessness, first-time buyers, zero hours contracts, and NHS funding.

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Housing, zero hours contracts, and NHS funding: factchecking Prime Minister's Questions
25 September 2015

How large is the housing gap?

Housing was first up in Jeremy Corbyn's debut Prime Minister's Questions, where he claimed there was a housing gap of around 100,000.

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How large is the housing gap?

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