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Affordable Housing

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 228549, tabled on 20 March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much the Government has spent on affordable housing in (a) England, (b) the South East, (c) Surrey and (d) Elmbridge in each year since 2005.

Answered on

25 March 2015

This answer is a correction from the original answer.

Affordable housing expenditure for England, Surrey and Elmbridge in each year since 2005 is set out below.

England

Surrey

Elmbridge

£m

£m

£m

2013-14

965

11

0.9

2012-13

1,083

14

1

2011-12

1,578

17

0.9

2010-11

2,660

34

4

2009-10

3,737

46

6

2008-09

2,612

45

2

2007-08

2,029

37

5

2006-07

1,921

45

2

2005-06

1,577

47

5

The budget for the supply of new affordable housing in 2014-15 is £1,239 million. However, this under-states the total level of affordable housing investment under this Government. Our Affordable Homes Programme is on track to deliver and surpass 170,000 new affordable homes between 2011 and 2015, and lever in £19.5 billion of public and private investment.

A further £38 billion of public and private investment will help ensure 275,000 new affordable homes are provided between 2015 and 2020. This means over the next Parliament we will build more new affordable homes than during any equivalent period in the last twenty years. Funding is allocated through competitive bidding and there are no top down targets for particular areas.

We do not publish regional statistics, nor does our housing or planning policy operate on the old Government Office Regions.

Original answer

£38 billion public and private investment will help ensure 275,000 new affordable homes are provided between 2015 and 2020. This means over the next Parliament we will build more new affordable homes than during any equivalent period in the last twenty years. Funding is allocated through competitive bidding and there are no top down targets for particular areas.

The 2015-18 Affordable Homes Programme has made initial allocations of £1.3 billion grant funding to deliver almost 62,000 new affordable homes, including £154 million in the East and South East area to deliver over 9,600 homes. The Homes and Communities Agency are inviting bids for the remainder of the 2015-18 Affordable Homes Programme funding. Approximately £800 million is available.

Affordable housing expenditure for England, South East, Surrey and Elmbridge in each year since 2005 is set out below.

England

South East

Surrey

Elmbridge

£m

£m

£m

£m

2013-14

965

123

11

0.9

2012-13

1,083

157

14

1

2011-12

1,578

224

17

0.9

2010-11

2,660

426

34

4

2009-10

3,737

565

46

6

2008-09

2,612

424

45

2

2007-08

2,029

363

37

5

2006-07

1,921

375

45

2

2005-06

1,577

269

47

5

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