11th July 2019 0 287 Views
There’s no denying that the position of Housing Minister within the UK Government is a challenging one, as the constant revolving door of 17 in 20 years proves, but who has really delivered against their promises?
Benham and Reeves, one of London’s largest independent letting and sales agents, with 17 branches in prime locations and five international offices, has reviewed the performance of housing ministers during their time in post and discovered that Labour’s time in office wasn’t the housing disaster that the Conservatives like to claim.
“It’s no secret that the Government has been pretty abysmal when it comes to delivering enough homes to meet the demand of the nation’s aspirational homeowners,” says Anita Mehra, MD of Benham & Reeves (left).
“While we’ve been failing to build enough homes, the population has been swelling, house prices have been increasing and wages have failed to keep pace.
“Until we address the issue of supply and allow the housing minister to operate as a Secretary of State in order to actually do something meaningful, we will continue to see an inadequate number of homes delivered by the Government.”