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.
Basildon Council has awarded Morgan Sindall a £300m contract to maintain and repair its housing stock and corporate buildings.
A large London landlord has raised £300m in a 10-year bond at a rate of just 1.07% more than equivalent government borrowing.
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).
The Chartered Institute of Housing has posted an £820,000 loss in its accounts for the last calendar year.
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.
A committee of MPs has slammed the government for a “completely unacceptable” lack of clarity over the funding of the Right to Buy extension.
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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Parish and town councils need a greater role in planning, says Richard Bacon
Successive governments have suffered a severe case of housing initiativitis, says Emma Maier
Jules Birch blogs on more defeats and some withering criticism for the government on the Housing Bill