16 Aug

Volume of housing on the rise in the UK

Volume of housing on the rise in the UK

The number of homes being built across the UK is on the rise, according to new figures that have been released by the government. 

Westminster reported that the number of homes being started in the second quarter of 2013 was a full six per cent higher than it was in the three months prior, and a third better than in the same period a year ago.

The recovery is being felt across the whole of the UK as well, with the government stating that 178 of the 326 local council areas across the country had seen a rise in this figure.

It is believed that new housing stock will be needed in the next few years as hundreds of thousands of more households are created, facilitating a need for a rise in home numbers.

Communities minister Brandon Lewis said: "Under the last administration, house building fell to its lowest peacetime rate since the 1920s. But today’s figures clearly show government action is bringing confidence back into the housing market and getting Britain building again, with starts increasing by a third year on year."ADNFCR-1222-ID-801626284-ADNFCR

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