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Brandon Lewis: there aren’t enough houses—or builders

The housing minister tells Prospect that Britain nearly ran out of bricks

By Jay Elwes  

Read Andrew Adonis’s cover story “How to fix the housing crisis”

“It doesn’t matter how many houses we need to build, we need people physically to build them,” said Brandon Lewis, the Minister of State for Housing and Planning. “There is still a really big issue around human resources and we are working with BIS [the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills] and the industry to get more people to come into construction…

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