16 December 2014

Figures released today  by the Department for Communities and Local Government show that 11% of tenants new to social housing are foreign nationals. This is a nationwide figure. and an increase on the previous year.

Commenting on the statistics, Frank Field MP and Sir Nicholas Soames MP, Co-Chairmen of the Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration, said:

“The proportion of social housing going to non-British nationals continues to increase. This nationwide figure of one in ten disguises local variations where the impact has been much higher.  A stronger priority for social housing should be given to long-standing local residents”

To see the statistics, visit the DCLG’s website here: