Brokenshire pledges support for councils

Communities secretary James Brokenshire has said it is a government priority to help local authorities provide more homes.

Brokenshire said: “We did make that decision in October to lift the housing revenue account borrowing cap, but that of itself doesn’t bring about change per se.

“It is very high up on my list, analysing how we unlock this better. There are steps that are already underway to be able to provide that level of support, but I’m quite sure that there is more that we need to do.”

Speaking at the Creating Communities event, held by