What new affordability data means for councils' housing need levels

The latest government data indicating slightly improved housing affordability means that local housing need levels will drop for almost half of English councils, with more authorities in the North and Midlands experiencing increases compared to London and the South, according to analysis by experts.

by Joey Gardiner
New housing in Fareham - image: Colin Babb / geograph (CC BY-SA 2.0)
New housing in Fareham - image: Colin Babb / geograph (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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