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Inside Housing
08/12/2000

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  • Sector's hopes for Labour's second term

    08/12/2000

    Labour's historic return to power gives them a chance to build on their ‘good start' according to the Chartered Institute of Housing - but it appears

  • Bill dumped as Blair names day

    09/12/2000

    The most comprehensive shake-up of housing legislation for 35 years has been unceremoniously dumped after Prime Minister Tony Blair set the date for the general election.

  • Birmingham stock valued at £14 million

    09/12/2000

    Birmingham Council's stock is likely to get a positive valuation of around £14 million for transfer, it emerged this week.A valuation survey, which is being carried out by housing consultants Hacas Chapman Hendy as part of a wider stock condition sur

  • BUDGET ANNOUNCED

    08/12/2000

    A tax cut on the renovation of homes empty for three years or more and an extension of the reduced rate of VAT to cover conversions in care homes and HMOs were two surprise concessions made by the Chancellor Gordon Brown in this week's budget.Mr B

  • BUDGET LATEST

    08/12/2000

    Around 150,000 homes could benefit from the Budget announcement to cut VAT on repair and refurbishment of empty properties, according to the Empty Homes Agency.The agency was responding to the proposal to cut VAT from 17.5 per cent to five per cen

  • Capital shift leaves London out of pocket

    09/12/2000

    The divide between housing priorities in the north and the south has been aggravated by government plans to make low demand a factor in calculating h

  • Chichester to transfer stock

    09/12/2000

    Chichester council is to become the latest to make a large-scale transfer of its housing stock.The DETR announced on Friday (9 March) that the council will next week transfer all of its 5,200 dwellings to a new local housing company, Chichester Di

  • City dismayed over number of rough sleepers

    09/12/2000

    More needs to be done to meet the complex needs of homeless people if cuts in the number of rough sleepers are to be maintained.A report, based on the findings of the Streetworks project partially funded by the Rough Sleepers' Initiative, shows that t

  • Fair rent victory

    11/12/2000

    The government has won a crucial legal appeal over fair rents.Last week the House of Lords ruled that the government had acted lawfully when it introduced a limit on fair rent increases.The fair rents order came into force in January 1999

  • Fund needed to rescue neighbourhoods in crisis

    09/12/2000

    A new government fund is needed to tackle areas of poor quality and abandoned housing it was claimed this week, as some of the strongest evidence yet of the spread of low demand was released. New research into housing markets in the North West's M62 c

  • Government announces progress on green paper

    13/12/2000

    The government issued a raft of guidance documents and policy statements on green paper proposals today (13 December).Among the proposals is a climbdown over the controversial limiting of housing association rent increases to RPI.The limit has bee

  • HCH Scotland to smooth transfer

    09/12/2000

    HCH Scotland - the Scottish arm of consultants HACAS Chapman Hendy - has landed the contract to smooth the path of Britain's largest transfer.Glasgow Council has appointed HCH and legal advisers Ledingham Chalmers and Wright Hassall to advise it on th

  • Homelessness increases

    11/12/2000

    The number of households in bed and breakfast accommodation at the end of September has risen by 14 per cent from the previous quarter to 9,530, according to latest DETR figures.The number of homeless households in hostel accommodation, including

  • Increased borrowing scope for councils

    09/12/2000

    The government has relaxed capital spending borrowing controls on showpiece councils participating in its scheme for driving up standards in local authorities.The six authorities which signed the first set of public service agreements with ministers t

  • Institute warns over council capital spending

    12/12/2000

    Changes to the capital regime for housing investment could hit private sector renewal schemes, the Chartered Institute of Housing has warned.In its response to the local government finance green paper, the institute welcomed the proposals to relax

  • Pre-ballot Birmingham looks to lenders

    09/12/2000

    A council which plans to sell its housing stock as part of the transfer programme will approach the City for cash before a tenant ballot is held.

  • Reformed inspections may see lighter touch

    09/12/2000

    Measures to ease the Audit Commission's ‘over-bureaucratic' inspection regime will be unveiled this autumn by transport and local government secretar

  • Regeneration companies may hit homeowners' pockets

    09/12/2000

    Mortgage lenders have called for urgent talks on the Housing Corporation's new regeneration companies amid fears homeowners could be left ‘high and dry'.The companies were first suggested in the Urban Task Force report to tackle unpopular housing acro

  • Risk management framework

    12/12/2000

    The Housing Corporation has produced a framework for risk management to aid housing associations in meeting their business plan objectives.Risk has become more of an issue in the sector over recent years as associations diversify into non-core act

  • Rough sleepers cash yet to be spent

    09/12/2000

    More than half of the rough sleepers initiative funding earmarked in Scotland has still to be spent, with only weeks to go before the end of the financial year, social justice minister Jackie Baillie has admitted.In reply to a parliamentary question a

  • Troubled Liver misses out on £300m transfer

    09/12/2000

    Solicitors for troubled Liver Housing Association have complained they have been unfairly shunned in a large-scale transfer project amid revelations

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