The supply of homes meets the need for housing.
It has been clear for some time that housing supply is not keeping up with demand in many parts of the UK. Reasons for rising demand include improved life expectancy rates and a growing number of one-person households. The need to increase the supply of housing and tackle affordability issues is a key housing policy issue. Yet despite the critical social and economic role that housing plays, it has tended not to have the same political profile as factors like health and education.