Section: Central Government

Queen's Speech offers little cheer for social housing

Posted 19.12.19
GOV.UK: Further reading

The Queen's Speech has offered little to cheer the social housing sectors, with no direct mention included.

Specific commitments regarding housing included in the speech were confined to:

Even more striking is the total lack of mention of actions aimed at reducing homelessness.

It is worth reflecting on the Conservative Party manifesto, which included somewhat brief commitment to social housing and tackling homelessness:

The brief manifesto pledges appear to offer more than the actual proposals in the Queen's Speech. Hopefully, there is more to come in the near future!

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