Scotland Has Built 47.5% More Affordable Homes Than England

13 Mar 2020

A new Scottish Parliament Information Center (SPICe) analysis shows that Scotland has built more affordable homes per capita than both England and Wales since 2009/10.

 

Scotland has built 138.4 affordable homes per 10,000 people, compared to just 93.8 in England and 76.8 in Wales. 

 

Analysis by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation earlier this year found that Scotland had lower poverty rates than England and Wales in part due to Scotland having a higher proportion of social rented properties.

 

Kenneth Gibson MSP commented:

 

“Increasing the supply of affordable housing is crucial to building the fairer Scotland the SNP is determined to deliver. 

 

Over the past decade, we have built 47.5% more homes than England and 80% more than Wales per capita.

 

We’re on track to reach our ambitious target of building 50,000 affordable homes this parliament, backed by £3.5 billion of SNP Government investment. 

 

That approach is having a real impact, with our higher proportion of social rent homes directly linked to lower rates of poverty.

 

Affordable home completions per 10,000 population (figures compiled by the independent Scottish Parliament Information Centre).

 

 

 

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