23 September 2022
Kate Henderson, Chief executive of the National Housing Federation, says:
“We are facing an unprecedented cost of living crisis on a scale not seen in most people's lifetime. The support measures announced by the government so far, such as the latest energy price guarantee and reversing of the national insurance hike, will help lessen its impact. But to ensure support for tenants on the lowest incomes, we need to see people’s benefits rise so that they can cope with increased living costs.
“It is essential that the stamp duty cuts announced today are matched with new homes, including social housing. New investment zones must also recognise the importance of affordable housing which contributes to economic growth, speeds up the delivery of new homes and ensures the right mix of homes to support local communities.”