‘The short term increase in borrowing that would be required to fund the programme of building 100,000 houses for rent per year is estimated to be between £6.5 and £7 billion. This is equivalent to two weeks’ spending on the NHS (or less than a month’s worth of the supposed savings from leaving the EU claimed by the Brexit campaign).”

And it pays back, in all sorts of ways. See below for new research on the economics of social housing

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New research for SHOUT, the campaign for social housing, and a *coalition of agencies, shows that the case for investing in social housing remains very strong despite the decision to leave the European Union. Last year, SHOUT and others* commissioned analysis from economic researchers Capital Economics to show what would happen to the economy if […]

via Investing in social housing: a good deal for the taxpayer whatever happens after Brexit — Red Brick

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