Government spent £1.46bn on decent homes in 5 years
Would you like to know how much the government spent on bringing homes up to a decent standard between 2011 and 2016?
Well, according to housing minister James Brokenshire MP, it was £1.46 billion, spread across 45 councils, but you will already know that if you read the headline.
Prompted by a question from Labour’s shadow housing minister, John Healy MP, Brokenshire said the cash helped bring over 158,000 properties up to the Decent Homes Standard.
Furthermore, according to the housing minister, the number of social housing units that failed to meet the standard fell by 32% between 2010 and 2017.
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