NHF response to the Chancellor's Spring Budget 2024

06 March 2024

In response to the Chancellor's Spring Budget 2024, Kate Henderson, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation, says:

We’re disappointed that this year’s budget was not used as an opportunity to address the housing emergency and chronic shortage of affordable homes across the country.

The measures announced by the Chancellor to support families on the lowest incomes, including the extension of the Household Support Fund are welcome and will provide some relief for those who are struggling with the rising cost of living. However, with child homelessness at record levels and 1 in 6 children growing up in overcrowded homes with little space or privacy, urgent and meaningful action on housing is needed.

This housing crisis can be solved but it requires a change of approach. The government must put an end to short-term thinking and piecemeal policy decisions and commit to a national long-term plan for housing which aims to deliver the secure, affordable, high-quality homes local people need.

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