• Kenneth Gibson MSP

Scotland's Affordable Housing Provision 42% Higher than in England


Since the SNP Government took office, the average annual supply of affordable housing per 10,000 population in Scotland has been 42% higher than in England under the Tories and a whopping 80% higher than in Wales, under Labour.

This is a remarkable difference, especially as figures for England and Wales even include so-called ‘Section 106 supply’, which is in fact funded by developers.

Through Scotland’s Affordable Housing Supply Programme (AHSP) the SNP Government has ensured the completion of 102,055 homes, to be followed by £3,300 million via the programme from 2021 to 2026.

Since coming into office in 2007, SNP Government has delivered 96,750 affordable homes, nearly 67,000 of which were for social rent and £831 million was allocated for affordable housing in the SNP Government’s draft budget 2022/2023.

Kenneth Gibson MSP said:

“Since 2007/08, AHSP funding from the SNP Government has enabled North Ayrshire Council to deliver over 2,000 social and affordable homes.

“In addition, the SNP Government has committed to providing North Ayrshire Council and social housing provider partners with £81.2 million over this Parliamentary term, to continue delivering more social and affordable, climate friendly housing for people across North Ayrshire.”

“Since 2007, Scotland has led the way in the creation of affordable homes and I am glad that the SNP Government is continuing full steam ahead to construct 110,000 affordable homes by 2032.”

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