PM reiterates his commitment to housing

The prime minister has written to housing professionals to reiterate his commitment to housing as one of his top priorities. He said that it was the right time to commit an additional £1.5 billion to build an extra 20,000 affordable new homes in the next two years, and by making ‘tough decisions’ such as reallocating departmental budgets we can ‘meet our obligations to a fairer, stronger and more prosperous society’.