Public sector homes are down by 42%
Social housing registrations in the UK are still significantly down on last year, while private registrations have also fallen.
The latest data from the National House Building Council has revealed that registrations in the public sector for the three months to May 2012 fell 42 per cent across the country, from 12,146 in 2011 to 6,984.
The figures represent a slight improvement on the first quarter of 2012, when registrations fell by 48 per cent from 10,920 to 5,690.
Yorkshire and the Humber showed the most alarming decline with just 74 new public sector registrations, down 89 per cent on the same period last year. However, there were increases in registrations in Scotland, Wales and the north east of England.
Private registrations were down by 3 per cent, while overall registrations dropped by 18 per cent in the three-month period from 32,489 to 26,710.