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Immigrants push up housing demand in UK

25 April 2006

According to UK government figures released April 23, five million new homes will be needed in Britain over the next 20 years with 1.5 million required because of record levels of immigration.

The new figures released by John Prescott, the Deputy Prime Minister, made no mention of immigration, but officials conceded that it formed 31% of the new household growth.

The figures make a higher prediction about the rate of housing needed for immigration than previously thought. Earlier the number was estimated to be 128,000 immigrants needing housing, but that figure has now been estimated to be 138,000.

The total number of households in the UK is forecast to increase by 20%, from 20.9 million in 2003 to 25.7 million by 2026, according to the latest projections published by John Prescott.

Sir Andrew Green, the chairman of Migrationwatch, an anti immigration think tank stated the government and their supporters have tried hard to play down the impact of immigration on housing because they know the major impact it is going to have on the quality of life for immigrants to this country.

"The government has recently increased their housing target. If it were not for immigration, that increase would be completely unnecessary," said Sir Andrew Green.

There would not be an increase to housing needed if it were not for immigration. We have an ageing population, and the majority of our population growth is due to the influx of migrants, said the chairman of the think tank.

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Immigrants push up housing demand in UK

25 April 2006

According to UK government figures released April 23, five million new homes will be needed in Britain over the next 20 years with 1.5 million required because of record levels of immigration.

The new figures released by John Prescott, the Deputy Prime Minister, made no mention of immigration, but officials conceded that it formed 31% of the new household growth.

The figures make a higher prediction about the rate of housing needed for immigration than previously thought. Earlier the number was estimated to be 128,000 immigrants needing housing, but that figure has now been estimated to be 138,000.

The total number of households in the UK is forecast to increase by 20%, from 20.9 million in 2003 to 25.7 million by 2026, according to the latest projections published by John Prescott.

Sir Andrew Green, the chairman of Migrationwatch, an anti immigration think tank stated the government and their supporters have tried hard to play down the impact of immigration on housing because they know the major impact it is going to have on the quality of life for immigrants to this country.

"The government has recently increased their housing target. If it were not for immigration, that increase would be completely unnecessary," said Sir Andrew Green.

There would not be an increase to housing needed if it were not for immigration. We have an ageing population, and the majority of our population growth is due to the influx of migrants, said the chairman of the think tank.

Rubbish.

There were 640K house and flats for purchase or rent 6 months ago on Rightmove. There are now 850K.

The problem with housing is all the M4 money chasing the same housing stock. Nothing to do with immigrants, the Olympics, divorced couples, wealthy russians, lack of housing, etc. This is just propaganda to justify the worst housing bubble in UK's history.

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Rubbish.

There were 640K house and flats for purchase or rent 6 months ago on Rightmove. There are now 850K.

The problem with housing is all the M4 money chasing the same housing stock. Nothing to do with immigrants, the Olympics, divorced couples, wealthy russians, lack of housing, etc. This is just propaganda to justify the worst housing bubble in UK's history.

I totally agree. And the proof can be found in these statistics(which I have posted before). The government is petrified of a house price correction and this steady chatter about future housing needs is an attempt to maintain confidence in the market. Lets face it, if 5 million extra houses are really needed, they could be built without any difficulty. If planning permission was relaxed, builders could make a fat profit building houses at 1/4 of the current price.

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I totally agree. And the proof can be found in these statistics(which I have posted before). The government is petrified of a house price correction and this steady chatter about future housing needs is an attempt to maintain confidence in the market.

but the market is made or destroyed by money-men with vastly more influence than the government.

...George soros nearly broke sterling back in the early 90's.....once he sold our overvalued £ it was game over.

these guys will rotate their investments and when they do,the whole world follows suit.

the government are behest to these guys,they know it but hope to high heaven we havent cottoned on(most of us here already know!)

global property boom=global property bust!!!.....but where is the old money making a new boom in its place???

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Rubbish.

There were 640K house and flats for purchase or rent 6 months ago on Rightmove. There are now 850K.

The problem with housing is all the M4 money chasing the same housing stock. Nothing to do with immigrants, the Olympics, divorced couples, wealthy russians, lack of housing, etc. This is just propaganda to justify the worst housing bubble in UK's history.

But there aren't enough houses for us all to have 2 each, which is de rigeur these days.

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There's rarely a single explanation for any phenomenon in a complex system such as an economy. Most of the reasons cited on this site are contributing factors IMO, to greater of lesser degrees, with a good deal of regional variation.

Sounds like M4 is probably the biggest facilitating factor.

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Rubbish.

There were 640K house and flats for purchase or rent 6 months ago on Rightmove. There are now 850K.

The problem with housing is all the M4 money chasing the same housing stock. Nothing to do with immigrants, the Olympics, divorced couples, wealthy russians, lack of housing, etc. This is just propaganda to justify the worst housing bubble in UK's history.

Very good points well made, the immigration issue is such a cheap shot it sickens me the way it is used to blame just any of societies ills on....

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As soon as I see the phrase 'goverment figures' I switch off.

When did they EVER get predict anything successfully?

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Immigrants push up housing demand in UK

25 April 2006

According to UK government figures released April 23, five million new homes will be needed in Britain over the next 20 years with 1.5 million required because of record levels of immigration.

The new figures released by John Prescott, the Deputy Prime Minister, made no mention of immigration, but officials conceded that it formed 31% of the new household growth.

The figures make a higher prediction about the rate of housing needed for immigration than previously thought. Earlier the number was estimated to be 128,000 immigrants needing housing, but that figure has now been estimated to be 138,000.

The total number of households in the UK is forecast to increase by 20%, from 20.9 million in 2003 to 25.7 million by 2026, according to the latest projections published by John Prescott.

Sir Andrew Green, the chairman of Migrationwatch, an anti immigration think tank stated the government and their supporters have tried hard to play down the impact of immigration on housing because they know the major impact it is going to have on the quality of life for immigrants to this country.

"The government has recently increased their housing target. If it were not for immigration, that increase would be completely unnecessary," said Sir Andrew Green.

There would not be an increase to housing needed if it were not for immigration. We have an ageing population, and the majority of our population growth is due to the influx of migrants, said the chairman of the think tank.

Have you got a link for this ?

Of course immigration must have an effect. 7 years ago I was talking to a friend who had just arrived in the country and could not speak English. I told him about how house prices in London were shooting up and he said "it is because of the number of immigrants. The amazing thing is that he was the first person I ever heard say this.

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"31% of the new household growth."

my feet are wet but i don't think we are being flooded.

if the brits won't stand up for themselves and kick all 3 main parties out then that's their life and they can get on with it, with it untiill they are a minority in their own country, like the residents of Leicester and many other major cities

rant over

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