Budget 2020: Bjorn Howard

Bjorn Howard, Group CEO of Aster Group said:

“There was a clear push from the Chancellor today to enable the delivery of more homes and this is something we fully support and are ready to play our part in. We’re particularly encouraged by the funding to drive forward the delivery of affordable homes across the whole country and believe the sector will welcome this.

“£12.2bn for the Affordable Housing Programme is a considerable commitment and I believe it reflects the government’s understanding of the importance of delivering choice and variety in the housing market as well as volume. If we’re to meet the diverse housing needs of people across the country, we need to provide homes in a range of tenures, including social and affordable rent and shared ownership, not just for open market sale. Today’s Budget was another welcome step in that direction.”


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