How government agency plans to disrupt entire housing market over next five years

Homes England has vowed to double its headcount as it seeks to “disrupt the housing market” over the next five years.

The Government agency, which is dedicated to supporting house building, has released its five-year strategic plan, setting out its goals up to 2023.

It has pledged support for Help to Buy and shared ownership schemes as well as building “better homes in the right places”.

Homes England has pledged to help unlock public and private land and to provide investment products to support housebuilders both large and small.

Sir Edward Lister, chairman of Homes England, said: “Ultimately, we need to disrupt the housing market. Homes England plans to be bold, creative and think big.

“We hope the whole of the housing sector – big and small, up and down the country – will join us for the next five years and beyond.”

Housing Secretary James Brokenshire said: “This Government is committed to delivering 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020’s and help more people get on the housing ladder. Homes England is at the heart of these plans.

“I welcome their comprehensive vision that sets out how through their powers and expertise they will maximise Government investment to deliver the homes communities need.”

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One Comment

  1. Will

    Previous bed-fellow relationships between Government and the Private Sector do not always end well.


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