The G15 responds to Chancellor’s Spring Statement
The Chancellor, Phillip Hammond delivered his Spring Statement on 13 March and announced £3bn of guarantees for housing associations delivering new homes.
Responding to the announcement, Paul Hackett, chair of the G15 and chief executive of Optivo housing association, said:
“Brexit uncertainty and the deepening UK housing crisis underlines the need for longer-term funding for affordable housing."
“The new funds announced today for the affordable homes guarantee programme are welcome, but our sector’s cross-subsidy model of delivering affordable housing is broken and a new funding deal is imperative if the Government wants to hit its target of 300,000 new homes a year.”
“The Government must invest in this essential infrastructure to give the country the high-quality, genuinely affordable homes it needs.”
Government won’t achieve new homes target by relying on private sales, says new report
15 April 2019
The UK will only meet its 300,000 homes a year target if it increases funding for affordable housing and moves away from an over-reliance on private sales, according to a new report published by the G15, the National Housing Federation and Homes for the North.
Mayor of London, London Councils & G15 warn of no-deal Brexit impact
27 February 2019
The Mayor of London, London Councils and the G15 group of London’s largest housing associations have this morning sent an open letter to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government warning of the potentially catastrophic effects that a no-deal Brexit could have on affordable housing delivery.