Unite urges government to fund house building programme

Unite/CPHVA is urging the government to build social housing for the 4.5 million people on waiting lists.

It argues in its blueprint Meeting housing need: Building Britain out of recession that this would meet social need and create thousands of jobs in the construction industry and its suppliers.

Jack Dromey, Unite’s deputy general secretary, said: ‘A large-scale social housing programme, including council built and rented property, is urgently needed to meet social need. The government must devote more resources to a new deal for housing, building Britain out of recession.’

neil.durham@haymarket.com

  • Should the government fund the building of social housing for the 4.5 million on waiting lists?

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