Starter Homes’ finds:
The Conservatives promising to build 200,000 Starter Homes in 2015, but no Starter Homes have been built to date
Despite this, almost £174 million has been spent on the starter homes programme
- Page 52 of the Conservatives 2015 manifesto promised “We will build 200,000 Starter Homes”: https://www.conservatives.com/manifesto2015.
- Labour highlighted the failure of the programme in 2018: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/may/02/250m-spent-but-no-starte....
- There are almost 900,000 fewer home-owning households under the age of 45 than in 2010: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/english-housing-survey-2017-to-...
John Healey MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, commenting on the National Audit Office investigation into the Conservatives’ ‘starter homes’ programme, said “The Conservatives’ flagship housing announcement for first-time buyers has been a total failure. It’s clear you can’t trust the Tories to do what they promise.
“Conservative Ministers pledged in 2015 to build 200,000 cut-price homes for first-time buyers, but the National Audit Office confirms they haven’t built a single one, despite wasting four years and spending millions of pounds.
“After nearly 10 years of Conservative failure on housing, the country needs a Labour Government to fix the housing crisis.”