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Reacting to the Chancellor’s autumn budget, Yorkshire Housing chief executive, Mervyn Jones, said:

“We welcome the Chancellor’s commitment to helping first time buyers and extending support to first time buyers of shared ownership homes. However, the government missed an opportunity to reform how land is made available to organisations wanting to buy land to build social housing. The housing crisis can’t be solved until the price of land radically changes.


“While an extra one billion pounds to address some of the problems of Universal Credit is welcome, many customers are being pushed into financial and emotional distress due to delays in receiving their monthly payments. The government must ensure people receive the money when they need it.”