Double what? Self-build targets and statistics

Two and a half years after the Government announced its intention to double the number of self-built homes over a decade, it’s increasingly unclear what its target actually means.

The reason for this lack of clarity lies in the nature of both the target and self-build statistics on which it is based – as well as the way they have both been used since the ‘doubling’ pledge was first announced.

On first hearing, the target sounds clear. It has both … Read more