Government considers rolling affordable housing into infrastructure levy

TOP STORY: Government considering radical shake-up of planning negotiations, by rolling affordable housing payments into a new infrastructure levy

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Homelessness bill passes final stage as temporary accommodation use soars

23/03/2017 2:07 pm

The Homelessness Reduction Bill has passed its final stage in the House of Lords as the latest government figures reveal the number of households in temporary accommodation has soared by 10% since last year.

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Shared ownership company buys housing association

23/03/2017 0:01 am

A shared ownership specialist company has bought a housing association, as it seeks £1bn of institutional investment to fund new homes.

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Government to allow more office-to-resi waivers if councils deliver on housing

24/03/2017 5:31 pm

The government will make it easier for councils to police office-to-residential conversions if they can demonstrate they are delivering on their housing targets.

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Bond aggregator completes first deal since 2015

24/03/2017 5:15 pm

A bond aggregator has completed its first deal for more than a year, with a £40.2m bond for four housing associations.

Local plans

Councils urged to 'get on' with Local Plans after High Court quashes interim guidance

24/03/2017 4:54 pm

Affordable housing thresholds set by councils while they draw up Local Plans could be dismissed after a High Court case went against a North Yorkshire authority this week.

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Clarion and Genesis named in £32m regeneration allocation

24/03/2017 3:10 pm

The government has named the local authorities and housing associations that will take a share of its £32m estates regeneration grant fund.

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Barwell: 5% of Starter Homes Land Fund invested

24/03/2017 3:04 pm

The government has invested 5% of its £1.2bn Starter Homes Land Fund in 27 sites, the housing minister has revealed.

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Planning approvals for residential schemes up by 6%

23/03/2017 5:21 pm

Planning departments approved 6% more residential applications than a year ago, official statistics released today show.

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    Policies such as T-levels and new apprenticeship standards are a great opportunity for the sector, says Vanessa Howell of the Chartered Institute of Housing

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      The age of the apprentice

      ANALYSIS: Housing associations and other house builders will soon start paying a new national apprenticeship levy. Tim Clark finds out whether they’re ready for the change

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