Covid-19 means fewer homes, charity warns

SOME 84,000 fewer homes could be delivered in England this year due to the impact of coronavirus, a housing charity warns today.

Projections by Shelter show output could fall from about 255,000 last year to 171,000 homes in the financial year 2020/21.

The research includes existing properties being converted, as well as new properties being built, and warns that as many as 318,000 new homes could potentially be lost over the next five years.

Further decreases could...
source: Morning Star Online

2020-06-30 14:08
Latest news from Morning Star Online
today 12:26 Lords call on government to save Bahraini torture victims from execution
today 00:53 Reasons to be hopeful: introducing the TUC's free organising conference
yesterday 19:38 Facebook publishes audit on hate speech and civil liberties
yesterday 19:38 Germany closes investigation into 1980 far-right bombing
yesterday 18:35 Williams accuses Met Police of racial profiling after cops stopped and searched her car
yesterday 18:35 Pressure mounts on Patel to end immigration rules blocking migrants accessing housing
yesterday 18:35 How public opposition has forced Tory government U-turns
yesterday 18:35 Editorial: NHS parking charges show the Tories want to restore the pre-pandemic status quo. We mustn't let them
yesterday 18:35 Chancellor condemned for failing to announce creation of new jobs amid rising unemployment
yesterday 17:32 Teacher trade unions challenge Trump's bluster over schools
yesterday 17:32 French Prime Minister defends appointment of Interior Minister facing rape charge
yesterday 17:32 England’s deputy chief medical officer admits concern over Covid second wave
yesterday 17:32 Starmer hits out at Johnson for failing to apologise for blaming frontline workers for Covid-19 deaths in care homes
yesterday 17:32 Men’s Cricket England and West Indies take a knee in solidarity
yesterday 17:32 Bolivian activist warns polls showing Morales's MAS in the lead could intensify persecution of his supporters
yesterday 17:32 DWP plans to relocate staff to ‘unsafe’ offices in Wales slammed by union
yesterday 17:32 Men’s Football Jose Mourinho: If I answer I am in trouble
yesterday 17:32 China condemns US decision to withdraw from WHO
yesterday 17:32 Leicester MP Claudia Webbe urges Johnson to tackle textile-worker exploitation
yesterday 16:29 United States Eagles WR DeSean Jackson sorry for sharing Hitler quote
Latest news from Great Britain
today 14:44 City of London seeks confidence in transport to refill offices
today 14:44 UK expected to set out next stage of lockdown easing later on Thursday
today 14:44 UK toll from confirmed COVID-19 cases rises to 44,602, up 85
today 14:44 UK set to borrow £350 billion and more is likely, IFS says
today 14:44 Third of East Yorkshire drivers broke speed limit during lockdown
today 14:44 Third of East Yorkshire drivers broke speed limit during lockdown
today 14:44 Hull man claiming to have coronavirus 'coughed' in police officer's face
today 14:44 Hull man claiming to have coronavirus 'coughed' in police officer's face
today 14:44 Investigation launched into historic Hull sex offences after cannabis smell
today 14:44 Investigation launched into historic Hull sex offences after cannabis smell
today 14:44 Taxi drivers, shop workers and cleaners to get coronavirus tests even if they have no symptoms
today 14:26 Coronavirus: Ministers urged to 'come clean' after COVID-19 testing regime revelations The Labour leader says "this has got to be cleared up - it's so important to confidence".
today 14:23 Will the stamp duty holiday apply to second homes?
today 14:23 More than 3,000,000 over-75s to start paying TV licence in August
today 14:23 Mum appeals to public to help fund ‘boob reduction’ for her son, 11
today 14:23 Royal residences to reopen over the summer but with strict rules in place - what are they?
today 14:23 Valorant Elderflame skin release date, launch time, price for Ultra Edition Collection
today 14:23 Royal victory: Addition of 'impeccable' Kate Middleton 'best thing' Royal Family done
today 14:23 Stacey Solomon children: Stacey opens up on parenting admission
today 14:23 Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen warned to expect 'new' Fernando Alonso upon F1 return
today 14:23 ‘Utter devastation!’ North Korea’s plan to start war with nuclear weapons unleashed
today 14:23 Some Britons can now get their money back if they change their mind about holidays
today 14:23 Campsites reopen: VAT slash sees surge in bookings across UK holiday parks
today 14:23 Prince Harry confession: How Duke rejected move to South Africa with Meghan Markle
today 14:23 Kate fury: How ‘miserable’ Duchess sparked major move after being ‘picked on’
today 14:23 Brexit row: James O'Brien's 'car crash' interview with Brexiteer MP revealed
today 14:23 Stamp Duty refund: Can you get a refund? What was Stamp Duty before?
today 14:23 Avengers Endgame theory: Is THIS where Old Captain America’s shield for Falcon came from?
today 14:23 Rick and Morty: Has the real Jerry been replaced amid 'ticket theory'?
today 14:23 Boots closing 48 stores across the UK with 4,000 jobs cut
today 14:23 How Prince Charles ‘agreed’ with Meghan and Harry on confronting Commonwealth’s past
today 14:23 Earthquake prediction: Animals CAN feel earthquakes coming - shock study
today 14:23 UK hot weather forecast: 26C heat bakes Brits from THIS WEEKEND in 'sizzling end' to July
today 14:11 Reach for the stars: how to profit from a new era of space exploration
today 14:11 Rishi Sunak: buy a house, do it up and then go for a meal
today 13:41 A space odyssey: Britain rockets into unknown with OneWeb
today 13:41 EU executive says 'significant' differences in Brexit talks
today 13:41 British retailer Boots to cut 4,000 jobs
today 13:41 Hull's newest indoor crazy golf course announces reopening date
today 13:41 Hull's newest indoor crazy golf course announces reopening date
today 13:41 BBC to scrap free TV licences for most over-75s from August
today 13:41 Hull City Council could axe jobs to plug £70m funding black hole
today 13:41 Hull City Council could axe jobs to plug £70m funding black hole
today 13:35 Why a ban on Huawei carries its own security risks
today 13:35 Rishi Sunak doesn’t have an economic strategy – he has a PR strategy
today 13:23 Ex-MP Charlie Elphicke said alleged sexual assault victim was 'up for it', court hears Jurors hear claims that the ex-MP groped the alleged victim's breast and ran his hand up her leg in a second incident.
today 13:23 Scientists figure out how to pinpoint malicious drone operators like those who shut down Gatwick The security risks posed by commercially available drones were highlighted when sightings shut down Gatwick airport in 2018.
today 13:23 StoryCast: Polonium And The Piano Player - podcast unravels how a musician was sucked into a notorious assassination
today 13:23 BBC to scrap free TV licence for most over-75s in August The BBC says "around 1.5 million households could get free TV licences if someone is over 75 and receives Pension Credit".
today 13:21 Youth mentor stopped 30 times says police only apologised to Bianca Williams due to public outcry
Watch the news from UK on Facebook