On December 18, Kevan spoke in the debate on the Finance Bill.

During the debate, Kevan raised a number of issues, including the availability of affordable housing.

Responding to a claim that only one third of the £44 billion announced in the Budget for housing is genuinely new, and that there is no extra Government investment in new affordable homes, Kevan said:

“One of the mistakes that former Chancellor Osborne made was the cap on rents, which threw into complete chaos the planning of social landlords and housing associations in budgeting for building new houses […] It had the effect of reducing the supply, rather than increasing it.”