Spring Budget – good news for housebuilding

We welcome the Chancellor’s multi-million pound education and training provision in this Budget to boost productivity.

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With housebuilding currently running at around half the level needed to meet demand, this investment will help address serious skills shortages in sectors such as construction which are critical to delivering the nation’s ambitious housebuilding programme.

We’re also pleased to see a real commitment by Government to improve adult social care services with a £2 billion investment over three years. We hope that supported housing will form part of this solution, including schemes for the elderly where providers are currently having to make efficiency savings to make up for funding cuts.

Nicholas Harris, Chief Executive, Stonewater