Ed Miliband wants Custom Build Revolution in UK

ED MILIBAND is to call for a “self-build” (custom build) revolution to help solve the housing shortage and double the number of new homes being built. The Labour leader will point to France which, despite its troubled economy, builds nearly three times as many homes a year as Britain.

More than half of new French homes are constructed by their owners, who employ local builders to do the work or sometimes carry it out themselves.In Britain the figure is less than one in 10.

Miliband plans to put the housing shortage at the centre of his 2015 election campaign. Tomorrow he will launch a review led by Sir Michael Lyons, former chairman of the BBC Trust, to report by 2014.

Read more on this custom build article at The Sunday Times.

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