We’ve failed to build enough housing, admits Michael Gove

Even the most ‘Thatcher-worshipping’ people want more social housing, says cabinet minister

Amy Gibbons,Adam Forrest
Thursday 21 April 2022 15:01 BST
<p>Michael Gove conceded government needs to address lack of social housing  </p>

Michael Gove conceded government needs to address lack of social housing

Cabinet minister Michael Gove has admitted that the government has “failed” to make sure Britain has enough affordable housing.

The housing secretary said even the most “Thatcher-worshipping” people want more social housing, as he acknowledged there is an “urgent” need for action.

He also conceded that the inadequacy of many private rented homes – and the “vulnerability” that renters face in their daily lives – was “insupportable and indefensible”.

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