Jim Cunningham – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Communities and Local Government

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Jim Cunningham on 2016-03-22.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of trends in home ownership since 2010.

Brandon Lewis

The number of first time buyers has increased by 59% since the low of 2009, and home ownership has risen for the first time since 2003.

In the last year alone there has been a 25 per cent increase in the number of new homes, with government schemes helping over 290,000 people own a home of their own since 2010.