CHANCELLOR CALLS FOR 200,000 MORE HOMES TO BE BUILT
Gordon Brown has responded to the Barker Review of Housing, upping the planned number of new homes to be built in the UK to 200,000. Speaking during his Pre-Budget Statement on Monday, the Chancellor told the House of Commons there was an overriding case for a massive acceleration in housebuilding. He said it was essential that more new homes be built to bring down prices and allow more people to buy properties. See page 12 for analysis.