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"Over the next five years we will commit a total of at least 44 billion of capital funding, loans and guarantees to support our housing market. To boost the supply of skills, resources, and building land. And to create the financial incentives necessary to deliver 300,000 net additional homes a year on average by the mid-2020s. "

Philip Hammond, Budget Speech, 22nd November 2017



"It is vital that we continue to support the most vulnerable in our society, and have a sustainable supported housing sector which is fit for the future, providing value for money for those that pay for it and, most importantly, positive outcomes for those who call it home."

Marcus Jones and Caroline Dinenage, Ministerial Foreword to the Policy Statement and Consultation on Funding Supported Housing, 31st October 2017



"We will not be applying the local housing allowance cap to supported housing; indeed, we will not be implementing it in the wider social rented sector."

Theresa May, Prime Minister's Questions, 25th October 2017


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The government expects the sector to deliver on supply...


... despite little more help in the Budget

In his Budget speech, Philip Hammond acknowledged the failure of successive governments to build enough homes to keep up with demand, which has resulted in a sharp decline in home ownership among the under-35s as well as the spiralling cost of Housing Benefit. He committed to increase supply to 300,000 net additional homes per year by the mid-2020s and set out a range of measures to support this objective. While most of these measures are thought to be steps in the right direction, home ownership continues to dominate the agenda and there was disappointment about the lack of policies to support the growth of sub-market housing.


For more information, see the latest edition of the HRS Review.


2017 Members Conference

Our twelfth Members' Conference took place on 2nd March 2017 at the Institute of Directors in London. Slides and summaries of the presentations from the Conference are available in the members' area.




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