Migration impact of housing hits headlines once again

New ONS figures on projected population growth highlight the UK’s reliance on migration and will exacerbate the housing crisis.

CPS Research Director Karl Williams responded to the figures with analysis suggesting that we will need to build at least 5.7 million homes in England over 15 years to meet the demands of a growing population. Meeting that figure means building on average 382,000 homes per annum from 2021 to 2036 – well above the Government’s original target of 300,000 per annum, and 60% higher than the current rate of 240,000 (2022-23).

The analysis was reported by the Daily Mail, the Telegraph, and The Times, as well as featuring in a Telegraph column from Sam Ashworth-Hayes.

Karl Williams also wrote an article for The Spectator on his findings.


Date Added: Wednesday 31st January 2024