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A report out today says that the government’s home building statistics under-report new build sums by as much as 20%.

The Home Builders Federation (HBF) report indicates how imperfect technique and poor comes back from Local Authorities mean 30,000 new home building a year are not being counted in the official numbers.

Investigation demonstrates that the home building measurements distributed quarterly and yearly by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) under-report new home building completion in 75% of local authorities with a normal of 153 new homes “lost” in each of those areas.

More than half of new homes in a few regions, including Birmingham, Liverpool, Leicester, Salford and numerous London boroughs, are totally unaccounted for in the quarterly installments, the HBF says.

HBF executive chairman Stewart Baseley said: “Housebuilding has expanded significantly lately however the ceaseless production and utilization of inaccurate statistics is painting a negative picture that is undermining the advancement being made in handling the housing shortage. The government’s housing strategies and the business are conveying, and it is inconceivable baffling that official statistics are not reflecting what is occurring the ground but rather displaying an open objective for critics.”

As indicated by HBF examination, the published information avoided:

  • No less than 75% the London Boroughs of Brent, Wandsworth, Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea,
  • 1,280 new homes in Birmingham (66% of all new builds ending)
  • 920 new homes in Liverpool (63% of all new builds ending)
  • 640 new homes in Salford (half of all new build finish)
  • 570 new homes in Leicester (6 out of 10 new builds ending)
  • 570 new homes in Sheffield (40% of all new build finish)
  • 400 new homes in Chester West and Chester (29% of all new build finish)

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