Speaking in Parliament on Monday 9th January Ruth Cadbury MP attacked the Government for cutting the funding for building council and other social rent housing.
Ruth’s intervention came after the Institute for Fiscal Studies found that the Government Department in charge of housebuilding (DLUHC), would see the biggest reduction in their budget after 2025 out of any of the Government departments. Ruth said in the Commons that over 1 million people were in need of good quality housing and warned this number would only grow.
Commenting in full after her question Ruth said,
‘Every week I hear from people locally who are in need of a good quality secure home at a price they can afford.
‘‘Too many people locally are trapped in high cost private rented housing, often of poor quality.,
‘‘People locally want to see more council and other social rent housing which provides high quality homes and long-term security for families at prices they can afford.
It was extremely concerning that the Minister did not even mention social housing in her response which shows just how little the Government care about building good quality homes for a social rent.’’