Today, from SNP Media, for immediate release:
SCOTLAND OUTPERFORMS UK IN BUILDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING
113,000 HOUSES BUILT SINCE 2007
Scotland continues the trend of outperforming the rest of the UK in delivering affordable housing.
In the last financial year 9,757 homes have been built for social rent, mid-market rent, and affordable ownership.
Scotland continues to outperform the rest of the UK by building 13.9 homes per 10,000 population, compared with 8.0 in Wales, 9.7 in England and 13.0 per 10,000 in Northern Ireland.
So, 43% more than England and 73.75% more than Wales.
This news is, of course, getting no coverage at all.
The last time they had anything on housing, in May 2022, BBC Scotland offered Number of new homes built dropped by a third in Scotland, a report in which they try to attach responsibility for lack of building by private companies, to the Scottish Government:
The number of new homes in Scotland fell by a third in one year, to the lowest total for eight years.
There were a total of 15,360 homes either built, refurbished or converted in 2020-21 – down by 33% from 23,047 in 2019-20.
A Scottish government report said the fall was down to the impact of Covid restrictions on construction.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-61394490
In December 2022, the Guardian did have England’s affordable housing scheme falls 32,000 homes short of target: