Letter: Patched-up standard method unfit for purpose

Despite significant opposition during consultation, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has decided to alter its standard method of assessing housing need to reject the 2016-based Office for National Statistics (ONS) projections and to continue to use the out-of-date, 2014-based data instead. This does, of course, engineer stability in the forecasts, but at the cost of local housing assessments seeming ever more arbitrary.

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