More than two-thirds of the Housing Infrastructure Fund remains unspent, despite UK housing crisis

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The UK is undergoing a housing supply crisis but councils are still not using all available funding in order to support homebuilding projects (Image credit:

More than two-thirds of a £4.2 billion financial incentive to make building a house in areas with poor housing supply easier has not been spent in the six years since it was launched.

The Housing Infrastructure Fund was created to deliver new physical infrastructure to support new and existing communities and make more land available for housing in high-demand areas in England.

Sam Webb

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