Labour blast Theresa May's 'housing revolution' amid claims the £1bn 'Starter Home' scheme has not built a single house

Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey accused the Government of “betraying” of young Brits promised help to get on the housing ladder.

The flagship Starter Homes fund was announced in a fanfare by former PM David Cameron in the run-up to the 2015 General Election.

Under the scheme first-time buyers were promised a 20 per cent discount on new builds on previously ‘unviable’ brownfield land.

The Tory Manifesto later that year promised 200,000 ‘Starter Homes’.

But Labour’s John Healey last night revealed Government admissions that it was still “finalising” the definition of Starter Homes – three years on.

This is despite some £250 million of the fund having been spent on preparing land. Mr Healey said: “Over three years after they promised a big new scheme of ‘starter homes’ for first-time buyers, Tory Ministers have spent £250 million but not a single home has been built.

“This is a betrayal of young Brits looking for help to buy a first home.”

He added: “There are now a million fewer home-owners under 45 than in 2010 but the Tories are doing too little to give working people on ordinary incomes a hand up. Ministers should get a grip.”

Ex-Housing Minister Gavin Barwell – now the PM’s chief of staff – last year insisted the first Starter Homes would be built in 2017.

New Housing Minister Dominic Raab earlier this year insisted that various other Government programmes – such as Help to Buy, Right to Buy and Rent to Buy – had helped 433,000 Brits to buy a home.

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