We Just Read…. The housing crisis should be tackled by borrowing more to fund construction, a senior cabinet minister has said.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said taking advantage of record-low interest rates “can be the right thing if done sensibly”.

The housing crisis Britain faced was “the biggest barrier to social progress in our country today”, he told the BBC.

The Budget on 22 November would contain more on housing policy, Mr Javid said.

“We are looking at new investments and there will be announcements.”

Speaking to BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show, Mr Javid said he wanted to “make sure that we’re using everything we have available to deal with this housing crisis”.

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