Grant Britain Homes was a campaign run by Inside Housing ahead of the spending review on 26 June 2013. Its aim was to convince the government of the benefits of affordable housing, and the campaign called for a long-term commitment to grant funding for sub-market rented homes.
The campaign was a success, with the government committing £3.3 billion over three years to building affordable homes in the spending review. It also attracted a host of high-profile backers from within the housing sector and beyond.
The housing minister has revealed that landlords taking part in the new £3.3 billion round of affordable rent will have to enter into ‘something for something’ efficiency deals with the government.
The government has unveiled its plans for ‘the biggest public housing programme for over twenty years’ by offering £3 billion to deliver 165,000 new affordable homes.
Inside Housing’s Grant Britain Homes campaign won a major victory yesterday as chancellor George Osborne announced plans to invest more than £3 billion in building affordable homes.
A leading official from the Communities and Local Government department has hinted it is unlikely more grant funding will be announced in the government’s spending review tomorrow.
The London mayor’s homes target for 2015 may have to be extended as landlords struggle to build homes through the affordable rent model, a report out today says.
Ed Miliband will warn developers to ‘use it or lose it’ if they continue sitting on land with planning permission under his government.
Welfare reform is undermining investment in the housing sector, according to an expert commission set up by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Liberal Democrat deputy leader Simon Hughes this week took Inside Housing’s Grant Britain Homes campaign for grant funding to build affordable homes to the Treasury.
The government has revealed that £3.5 billion of its new loan guarantee scheme will be made available for affordable homes.
House building completions in Wales increased 3 per cent during the first quarter of 2013 while the number of housing starts in the country remained stable, according to official statistics.