1.6 million new homes needed to satisfy UK housing demand
164,000 new homes are expected to be needed every year for the next eight years to meet the ever-growing demand caused by the UK’s housing crisis
The latest research suggests that the figure could be even higher if there is an increase in immigration over the next few years.
The projections said the number of households in England would rise by 7.1 per cent between 2018 and 2028 – equivalent to 1.6million homes in the decade.
Last week, the Government also announced new measures that would see veterans and their families receive priority for social housing.
The measures were unveiled by Housing Minister Christopher Pincher MP on Armed Forces Day, June 27.
New guidelines distributed to local councils outline how serving military personnel and veterans who need support with their mental health because of conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder should be given the priority for social housing.
Former spouses or civil partners of serving personnel will also be given extra support when applying for social housing.
Pincher said: ‘The health and wellbeing of our Armed Forces, whether they are Regulars, Reservists or veterans, is a priority for this government.
“I want to ensure serving and former members of the Armed Forces who suffer from mental ill-health are given the priority for social housing they deserve, together with appropriate care and support.”