Home Group statement on Housing White Paper

February 10th, 2017 by Robert Weatherall in Home Group News

John Hudson, Home Group’s chief financial officer, said: “We’re pleased the Government recognises the role housing associations have played during the last five years in providing around a third of all new homes.

“We welcome the commitment to release publically owned land for regeneration. High quality regeneration, including densification, is something Home Group specialises in and we’re delighted to see Government recognises the social and economic benefits well designed schemes can bring.

“Home Group is working with financial institutions to access alternative forms of funding to build at scale with our innovative Flexi-Rent product. Government commitment to support institutional investors with long term frameworks can only further enable this. Such a move, along with consultations on changes to planning policy on build to rent schemes, will increase supply.

“We’re especially pleased the White Paper makes specific reference to the measures housing providers are undertaking to improve efficiency. The Sector Scorecard was launched less than a month ago, yet is clearly already being viewed as something which can deliver value for money and release resources for house building.”