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Shelter responds to Labour Manifesto commitments on housing

Posted 13 Jun 2024

Polly Neate, chief executive of Shelter, said: “To fuel the economy, people need the foundation of a decent home. Labour’s commitment to the biggest increase in social housing in a generation is bold and desperately needed – to deliver real change we need 90,000 genuinely affordable social homes a year.  

“If Labour wants to hit its target of 1.5 million homes by 2029, the only way to do this is to put social housing at the heart of their plans. Investment in new social homes would pay for itself in just three years and return an impressive £37.8bn to the economy, including through jobs, savings to the NHS and benefits bill. 

“And, with Labour and every major party committed to ending no fault evictions, the next government now has a strong mandate to rapidly reform renting - making it safer, secure, and more affordable - no ifs, no buts.”