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The Northern Housing Consortium (NHC) has responded to Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget.

Tracey Harrison, Chief Executive of the NHC said “The growth plan announced today marks a sharp change of direction from the Levelling Up prospectus set out in February.  Previous attempts to spur growth by reducing regulation within zones have not produced the wider regional turn-around we all want to see, and I’m not convinced things will be different this time.  Today’s announcements create a question mark over the future of the medium-term levelling up missions set out just seven months ago.  With little over two years left in this Parliament, Government cannot afford to lose momentum: the Prime Minister should restate her commitment to those”.

The NHC is supporting the Warm This Winter campaign led by environmental and anti-poverty groups to call for the Government to ramp up financial support to households in response to the energy crisis now, invest in homes at scale, and boost renewable energy.