Briefing paper: Housing and the Budget 2011-12
By: Shelter Scotland Published: January 2011
Details of the budget for housing and regeneration in the draft 2011-12 budget, and their implications.
- Housing and the Budget 2011-12 (PDF 90.5 KB)
The budget for housing and regeneration has been the single biggest loser in the draft 2011-12 budget, falling by 34%, in real terms, between 2010-11 and 2011-12. This will put pressure on new housing supply at a time when there is rising demand for accommodation. It will also lead to increased rents at a time when Whitehall is looking to cut the housing benefit bill. Local government budgets such as housing support, homelessness and housing advice may also feel the chill wind of cuts despite their proven cost-effectiveness. Legal aid budget reductions may reduce access to justice.