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Government considers rolling affordable housing into infrastructure levy

24/03/2017 7:30 am | By Nick Johnstone

The government is considering a radical shake-up of planning negotiations, by rolling affordable housing payments into a new Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) regime.

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Homelessness bill passes final stage as temporary accommodation use soars

23/03/2017 2:07 pm | By Sophie Barnes

The Homelessness Reduction Bill has passed its final stage in the House of Lords as the latest government figures reveal the number of households in temporary accommodation has soared by 10% since last year.

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Government to allow more office-to-resi waivers if councils deliver on housing

24/03/2017 5:31 pm | By Sophie Barnes

The government will make it easier for councils to police office-to-residential conversions if they can demonstrate they are delivering on their housing targets.

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Bond aggregator completes first deal since 2015

24/03/2017 5:15 pm | By Pete Apps

A bond aggregator has completed its first deal for more than a year, with a £40.2m bond for four housing associations.

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Councils urged to 'get on' with Local Plans after High Court quashes interim guidance

24/03/2017 4:54 pm | By Nathaniel Barker

Affordable housing thresholds set by councils while they draw up Local Plans could be dismissed after a High Court case went against a North Yorkshire authority this week.

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Clarion and Genesis named in £32m regeneration allocation

24/03/2017 3:10 pm | By Nick Johnstone

The government has named the local authorities and housing associations that will take a share of its £32m estates regeneration grant fund.

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Barwell: 5% of Starter Homes Land Fund invested

24/03/2017 3:04 pm | By Sophie Barnes

The government has invested 5% of its £1.2bn Starter Homes Land Fund in 27 sites, the housing minister has revealed.

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Planning approvals for residential schemes up by 6%

23/03/2017 5:21 pm | By Nathaniel Barker

Planning departments approved 6% more residential applications than a year ago, official statistics released today show.

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Right to Buy extension pilot could damage supply in West Midlands, report claims

23/03/2017 1:33 pm | By Nathaniel Barker

A West Midlands pilot of the Right to Buy for housing associations could add to stock pressures in the region, a new report warns.

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'There is more that unites us than divides us' – Barwell

23/03/2017 11:36 am | By Nathaniel Barker

Housing minister Gavin Barwell has urged Londoners not to give in “to fear or hate” after a terrorist attack in Westminster yesterday.

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Kier forms joint venture with 11,000-home housing association

23/03/2017 10:04 am | By Sophie Barnes

Kier has announced a joint venture with an 11,000-home housing association as it reports a growth in profits in its half year results.

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New NIFHA boss calls for Stormont deal as second election looms

23/03/2017 9:12 am | By Nathaniel Barker

The new chief executive of the Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations (NIFHA) has said there is an urgent need for the country to form a government to give certainty over bedroom tax payments and the reclassfication of housing associations.

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Civil servant quizzed over supported housing funding rationale

23/03/2017 9:09 am | By Pete Apps

The government plans to use Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates as a measure for capping benefit in supported housing because they are “already there” a senior civil servant has admitted. 

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Shared ownership company buys housing association

23/03/2017 0:01 am | By Pete Apps

A shared ownership specialist company has bought a housing association, as it seeks £1bn of institutional investment to fund new homes.

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Government considers rolling affordable housing into infrastructure levy

24/03/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

The government is considering a radical shake-up of planning negotiations, by rolling affordable housing payments into a new Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) regime.

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Clarion and Genesis named in £32m regeneration allocation

24/03/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

The government has named the local authorities and housing associations that will take a share of its £32m estates regeneration grant fund.

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'There is more that unites us than divides us' – Barwell

23/03/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

Housing minister Gavin Barwell has urged Londoners not to give in “to fear or hate” after a terrorist attack in Westminster yesterday.

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Right to Buy extension pilot could damage supply in West Midlands, report claims

23/03/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

A West Midlands pilot of the Right to Buy for housing associations could add to stock pressures in the region, a new report warns.

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New NIFHA boss calls for Stormont deal as second election looms

23/03/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

The new chief executive of the Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations (NIFHA) has said there is an urgent need for the country to form a government to give certainty over bedroom tax payments and the reclassfication of housing associations.

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Scottish ministers call for halt to Universal Credit roll-out

22/03/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

The Scottish Government has called for an immediate halt to the roll-out of Universal Credit because it is concerned the new system is pushing more people into debt.

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