Sort out housebuilding obstacles or miss target, Lords warn UK government

The 300,000 homes-a-year target is at risk until labour shortages, policy confusion and lack of skilled planning staff are addressed, say peers

Britain faces a housing crisis in the wake of the pandemic as confusion about planning rules and shortages of staff undermine government targets to build 300,000 homes a year, according to a House of Lords committee.

A retreat from housebuilding by smaller companies must be tackled by ministers to reduce the shortage of homes, the cross-party group of peers said.

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