CONSTITUENCY HOUSE BUILDING figures disappointing

house-building-600Recent figures have shown that house building in the Denton and Reddish constituency have slowed down significantly in the past six months.

In the third quarter of 2012 there were 21 new homes built in the constituency, down from 47 in second quarter of 2012. The figures were released by the National House Building Council.

These figures demonstrate the disastrous impact of the Tory-led Government’s housing and economic policies and the need for urgent action to build much needed homes and get the economy going again.

Labour would repeat the bankers’ bonus tax to build 25,000 new affordable homes. Together with our proposed 5% cut to VAT on home improvements, that would mean more homes, that are in a better condition, creating much needed jobs and apprenticeships.

Andrew Gwynne MP said:

“The Tory-led Government is failing families in my constituency who are in desperate need of a home. We have a growing housing crisis and the Government’s policies are making it worse.”

“Labour has called on the Government to take action by repeating the bankers’ bonus tax to fund 25,000 new affordable homes while proposing a one year cut in VAT on home improvements, repairs and maintenance to help homeowners, small businesses and create much needed jobs and apprenticeships.”

“This government needs to think less about grabbing headlines and more about tackling the worsening housing crisis.”

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