Labour Manifesto – Housing and Energy

Labour have published their manifesto, and on the housing front, they have committed to 150,000 new council and social rent homes a year within 5 years. Following the Grenfell tragedy they propose to introduce a £1 billion Fire Safety Fund to fit sprinklers and fire safety measures in all high rise council and housing association blocks. There would be an end to Right-To-Buy and a tax on homes empty for over a year.

Labour promise to invest £250 billion into a Green Transformation fund, dedicated to renewable and low carbon energy, with an increase in wind turbines and solar energy. They also pledge to upgrade Uk homes to the highest energy efficiency standards on the way to zero carbon, although stopping short of promising this by 2030.

You can read the full manifesto here.