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Developer behind Liverpool tower calls out housing minister ‘circus’

The developer behind a 34-storey residential tower in Liverpool has called out “the extraordinary continuing circus of housing ministers”.

Dominic Raab left the government position today (9 July) to replace the outgoing David Davis who resigned as Brexit Secretary late on Sunday evening.

Johnny Caddick, managing director at Moda, which is building the New York-style Lexington apartment block at Liverpool Waters, says: “This extraordinary circus of housing ministers continues. The government needs to prove that it’s not focusing on Brexit at the expense of everything else.

“It’s vital we have continuity in the role and a reality check about the vital role build-to-rent needs to play.

“We need a new minister to continue the great work Gavin Barwell did in supporting investment and in ensuring we have the necessary skilled workforce to build all the homes politicians keep promising voters.”

The MP for Esher and Walton was appointed housing minister in January.

In April, he claimed that immigration had caused house prices to rise 20% over 25 years.

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