The Government looks set to miss its house building targets of building 1m homes by 2020.

Data from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MCHLG) shows the number of new homes started between when the pledge was first made in 2015 and the end of 2017 was 386,160, and the number of new build in the process of being built increased by 7,235, on average over the past two years.

If this average rate of growth is maintained, this would create another 529,950 homes by 2020, providing 916,110 in total, a shortfall of 83,890.