Labour has released a bold, long-term plan to fix the failings in the housing market: Labour’s New Deal on Housing. For too long politicians in Westminster haven’t given housing the priority it needs. Labour's housing plans will act in the interests of the many and not the few. A new Labour government will demand more of those who can help fix our housing crisis. We will build the homes our country needs, drive up standards in the private rented sector and work to end rough sleeping.

Over the last two years, the NPF policy commissions have engaged with members and stakeholders through online consultations and regional meetings to develop a bold policy for housing. Key challenges were identified such as building more council, social and affordable housing; reforming the private rented sector; giving more power to tenants; and the role central government and local authorities play in improving standards of rented homes.

 These issues have been reflected in Labour’s New Deal on Housing, A new Labour government will deliver:

  • A fully-fledged Department for Housing to spearhead our New Deal on Housing.

  • One million homes over the next parliament including 100,000 affordable homes a year to buy and rent by the end of the Parliament.

  • 100,000 new FirstBuy Homes which are linked to local average incomes.

  • No stamp duty on your first home and a guarantee you’ll have ‘first dibs’ on new homes built in your area.

  • New consumer rights for renters, with legal minimum standards as well as making three-year tenancies the new norm.

  • A national mission and plan to end rough sleeping within the next Parliament.

Read Labour’s New Deal on Housing here.

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