Another week, another Housing Minister

Commenting on the announcement that Kit Malthouse MP is the new Housing Minister, Brian Berry, chief executive of the FMB, said: “Another week, another Housing Minister. The industry has long bemoaned the turnstile approach to this crucial role, but the pace of change is quickening.  We’re now going through two Housing Ministers a year. Dominic Raab, Kit Malthouse’s predecessor, was only in post for a mere six months and before that, Alok Sharma was in the position for just seven months. The government claims that housing is a priority, yet this constant chopping and changing in terms of the person leading the charge would suggest otherwise.” 

Berry concluded: “Having said this, we congratulate Kit Malthouse, who we look forward to working with to tackle the various challenges. We are hopeful that he will be given longer to take housing policy forward than his predecessors.”