Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Fall In Public House Building

The number of public homes built has fallen by 20.7%, compared to a 5.8% increase in private housebuilding. The latest release on construction output in Britain from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows in April public housebuilding fell by 20.7% compared to April 2015, whereas private new housing increased by 5.8% in the same period. The ONS said this is the twelfth year of decreases in public housebuilding. Overall housebuilding increased by 0.9% compared to April 2015. The ONS defines public housing as local authority schemes, hostels, older people’s homes, orphanages and children’s remand homes for juvenile offenders. Download the figures from the ONS website.

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