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Infrastructure body to examine housing

TOP NEWS STORY: Housing is set to form a central part of assessments produced by a new body created to advise the government about where to direct major infrastructure spend.

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Government rejects Lords amendments

29/04/2016 12:12 pm

The government has rejected a number of the House of Lords’ amendments to the Housing and Planning Bill, but has introduced some concessions to reflect concerns raised by peers.

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Morgan Sindall lands £300m contract

29/04/2016 5:38 pm

Basildon Council has awarded Morgan Sindall a £300m contract to maintain and repair its housing stock and corporate buildings.

L&Q raises £300m

L&Q raises £300m in 10-year bond

29/04/2016 3:58 pm

A large London landlord has raised £300m in a 10-year bond at a rate of just 1.07% more than equivalent government borrowing.

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Council stock reduces by 10% in seven years

29/04/2016 3:06 pm

The amount of council-owned housing stock in England has fallen by 10% in seven years, according to figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

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CIH posts £820k annual loss

29/04/2016 8:00 am

The Chartered Institute of Housing has posted an £820,000 loss in its accounts for the last calendar year.

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Action urged on allocations policies

29/04/2016 7:30 am

Lawyers are warning town halls to review their housing allocation schemes after a council’s policy of ringfencing lettings for working people was ruled unlawful.

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MPs slam 'lack of clarity' over RTB funding

29/04/2016 0:01 am

A committee of MPs has slammed the government for a “completely unacceptable” lack of clarity over the funding of the Right to Buy extension.

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Terrie Alafat

Alafat: Housing Bill written too quickly

28/04/2016 2:58 pm

The Housing and Planning Bill was written too quickly and did not allow enough time for engagement with the sector, a former top civil servant has said.

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