Spending Review: How Will Government Plans Affect Homebuilding?

Spending Review published in October 2021
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak used the October Spending Review and Autumn Budget 2021 to make bold funding pledges for homebuilding in the UK, but how significantly will homebuilding be affected?

In a rare move, the government published Wednesday's Spending Review alongside the Autumn Budget, which deliver differing funding plans. Whereas the Budget outlines how the government will spend money over the coming months, the Spending Review is carried out every three or so years, and provides a multi-year spending plan, including how much is allocated to government departments.

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.