Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has vowed to keep the country building, however Brexit shakes out in the coming years.
The government wants to shift the sluggish house-building industry up a gear, from the 217,000 homes built in England last year to a regular annual delivery of 300,000 homes.
Despite the gloomy economic outlook for the UK, Javid said financial uncertainty would not hit the government’s housing plans.
“I think that as long we keep following the strategy we’ve set out I’m confident we can meet that (target of getting 300,000 homes built a year),” Javid told The Big Issue.
“I don’t think Brexit is going to have an impact on our ability to build the homes that we need.”
In a wide-ranging interview, the minister described the unaffordability of housing as “the biggest barrier to social progress in our country today.”