From 2016 we are supposed to be building 240,000 homes a year, last year we managed a measly 118,000

118,000: The number of new homes that were completed in England in 2009, according to the latest official data.

240,000: The number of new homes to be created annually in England from 2016, according to the targets set when Yvette Cooper, Minister for Housing and Planning at the time, announced the launch of the Government’s Housing Green Paper – “Homes for the future: more affordable, more sustainable” on 23 July 2007.