Scotland pushes further ahead of UK on affordable housing

From Insider today:

The Scottish Government is making more than £3 billion available to local authorities and housing associations to support the delivery of 50,000 affordable homes by 2021, including 35,000 for social rent. This investment is expected to leverage economic output of around £1.4 billion per year, supporting up to 12,000 jobs. Scotland Excel was commissioned by the Scottish Government in 2017 to deliver a procurement programme for housing associations. The result is Scotland Excel’s new build residential construction framework awarded in August 2019. It has been designed to significantly reduce the time taken to procure the building of a range of social housing properties from contractors.

For more on how the above initiative has built on the Scottish Government’s pre-existing performance, outstripping that of Westminster, see:

Scotland on target for affordable homes and way ahead of non-Scottish parts of UK

50% more affordable homes in Scotland than in non-Scottish parts

Scotland’s affordable housing supply continues to increase ahead of non-Scottish parts

Why ‘affordable’ only ‘really’ means affordable in Scotland

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Retired Professor of Media Politics Not-for-profit independent political analysis

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