Monday, 5 March 2018

May calls on housebuilders to 'do their duty', demanding more homes.

FILE PHOTO - A row of terraced houses is seen in
Leicester central England October 18 , 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday call for homebuilders to "do their duty" and build new houses more quickly to meet demand, launching a draft policy on planning laws designed to ease the country's housing shortage.

May has made tackling a long-term housing shortage one of her top priorities as she looks to show voters that her government is capable of delivering domestic reforms at the same time as negotiating the country's exit from the European Union.

Successive British governments have failed to meet homebuilding targets, contributing to a steep rise in prices that has left many young Britons unable to afford a property and driven up rental prices.

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