A Martian, sent to England to report on its housing policy, writes a long postcard home. Translated by Colin Wiles.
L&Q will build more than 16,500 ‘genuinely affordable’ rented homes without government grant in the biggest housing association building drive in the sector’s history.
Just under half of a new government fund that offers a cash alternative to tenants eligible for the Right to Buy has been allocated to local authorities.
Pete Apps runs through the key changes that mark the end of the financial year
Cash for affordable housing is ‘sitting idle in government coffers’ after poor take-up of key programmes, the chair of a scrutiny committee has claimed.
Land & Construction
The sector ‘can and should do more’ on inefficiency, and value for money downgrades are ‘unacceptable’, the housing minister Brandon Lewis said today.
The government has announced 20 new confirmed housing zones outside of London – double the number announced in June last year.
The government has agreed to fund a stock transfer of 18,500 homes despite it missing a deadline to write off the properties’ historic debt.
A deal to transfer 8,500 Salford council homes to a new housing association has been finally signed off with just a week to spare.
Social landlords should take note: a recent case could make it more difficult to dispute the cost of a construction contracts, says Theresa Mohammed