Labour to unveil £75bn social housing plan to ‘build for the many’

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Party to launch manifesto with vow to fund biggest increase in council home construction since second world war

Labour will promise to tackle Britain’s housing crisis by “building for the many”, setting aside £75bn over five years to fund the most dramatic increase council home construction since the second world war.

As he launches Labour’s manifesto, Jeremy Corbyn will pledge that by the end of its first term in office, a Labour government would build 100,000 council houses a year, and 50,000 social homes through housing associations – all of them to high environmental standards. Only 6,287 council homes were built in 2018-19.

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