MHA- Lee Bloomfield

Budget 2024: Housing association tenants were far from the Chancellor’s thoughts

The chief executive of Bradford-based Manningham Housing Association (MHA) has responded to today’s Budget.

In a statement, Lee Bloomfield said:

“It is disappointing but not surprising that a commitment to build many more urgently needed affordable homes was absent from the Chancellor’s remarks.

“Alongside the six-month extension to the Household Support Fund, the well-trailed cut to National Insurance was welcome but it seems that will be paid for by phantom efficiency savings which, if they do not materialise, raise the prospect of further deep cuts to public services which are already in crisis.

“Those on middle and higher incomes will benefit most from the key Budget measures, particularly with the personal tax thresholds freeze remaining in place.

“Housing association tenants were far from the Chancellor’s thoughts.”