Published: 29th May 2018

Senior Tories have urged the Government to invest more in low-cost rented homes. A poll of Conservative council leaders and housing leaders by Survation for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation found almost three-quarters of those surveyed thought current levels of government investment will not deliver enough low-cost rented homes in their area. The results show that despite the prime minister pledging an additional £2bn of funding for affordable housing last year, 71% of councillors polled within her party remain concerned that this will not be enough to meet the needs of their constituents. Furthermore, almost all the councillors surveyed (96%) argued the Social Housing Green Paper must address the supply of low-cost rented homes as part of its comprehensive review of affordable housing in England. For local leaders, this is their top priority ahead of issues such as how social housing is managed and allocated. ‘There is widespread consensus in every … (To read the full article, subscribe below)