Communities Secretary Sajid Javid yesterday called for Philip Hammond to pump money into building 300,000 houses-a-year to cope with demand. He reportedly wants the Chancellor to borrow £50bn to fund it.
So, Westmonster has taken a detailed look at the reasons behind the housing crisis and the practicalities of building 300,000 houses every year to cope with demand.
Britain’s population is currently surging at an absurdly high 538,000 each year. 62% of this is directly due to levels of mass migration.
Net migration to the UK since 2004 stands at 3,517,000 – this peaked at 332,000 arriving more than leaving the country in 2015.
Since 2004, the figure of net migration into Britain from the EU stands at 1,390,000, according to Migration Watch.
So it’s no real surprise that Britain’s housing stock has run out.
But while building 300,000 new homes every year may seem like the easy answer, if you ignore how much that costs, the impact it would have on Britain’s infrastructure would be devastating.
The endless surge in population figures, caused by mass migration, has seen NHS waiting times spiral. Since 2013 alone the length of time it takes to get admitted to care has risen from 8 – 10 weeks, according to government figures.
In 2006, 97% of hospital patients at A and E were being seen by a medic within 4 hours, now that’s at 81.4%. In the first quarter of the start of the 2004/5 year, 4.5m people attended hospital, in the first quarter of 2016/17, that was 5.9m.
So Britain’s hospitals can’t cope, but what about the schools?
Well, between January 2016 and January 2017 the number of pupils across all school types rose by 110,000 to 4.69m in state primary education and 3.22m in state secondary education.
The number of pupils being taught in classes containing 36 children or more has trebled in the last 5 years:
If Sajid Javid and the government want build 300,000 new homes every year, at a cost of roughly £50bn, then what do they propose to spend on all the new hospitals and schools (let alone roads) the country would need? And the wages of the people to work in them? There really is only one solution – migration levels to sensible levels and end this madness.