The Government yesterday published the second quarterly update on progress of the implementation of Housing for All.
It shows significant progress towards the Government’s plan to increase the supply of housing to an average of 33,000 units per year, and fundamentally reform the housing system to ensure it is sustainable into the future.
Recent data gives confidence that the targets for delivery of homes for 2022 will be met and very likely exceeded. During 2021, 30,724 new homes were commenced – the highest since 2008. In addition, over 39,000 planning permissions were granted in the 12 months to end-September 2021.
There has been strong pick-up in the construction sector, with employment now close to pre-pandemic levels and a welcome increase in construction apprenticeship registrations in 2021, which increased by over 40% compared to 2019.
Of 213 actions in Housing for All, a total of 123 have either been completed already or are being delivered on an ongoing basis.
The full report is available here.