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Barwell: affordable rented homes could be prioritised over social rented

24/11/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Housing associations could be expected to prioritise affordable rented homes over social rented in an effort to drive up housing numbers, the housing minister has said.

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Associations to scale up affordable rent after flexibility announcement

24/11/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Housing associations will ramp up the delivery of sub-market rented housing following the government’s climb-down on grant funding restrictions.

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Right to Buy delay fears after second pilot announcement

24/11/2016 | By Nick Johnstone

The National Housing Federation is seeking clarity “as soon as possible” on the national roll-out of the Right to Buy extension, after the government announced a surprise second pilot scheme lasting five years.

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OBR: associations will reduce housebuilding by 13,000

23/11/2016 | By Corin Williams

Measures outlined in the Autumn Statement will lead to a reduction in overall housebuilding by housing associations of 13,000, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).

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Government to invest £1.7bn in public sector land

23/11/2016 | By Nick Johnstone

The government has today announced that it will spend £1.7bn on infrastructure on and around public land in England between now and 2021, in order to speed up housebuilding.

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Defining moment

29/11/2016 | By David Montague

Sadiq Khan has secured the very best deal for London, says David Montague

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Bold new direction

25/11/2016 | By Emma Maier

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement marks a historic turning point, says Emma Maier

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Meeting the challenge

24/11/2016 | By Paul Tennant

Yesterday’s Autumn Statement signalled a significant step change in the government’s approach to housing, says Paul Tennant

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Devolution drive

24/11/2016 | By Mark Winterburn

If the government wants to meet its one million homes target, the current wave of devolution should just be the start, says Mark Winterburn

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Policy predictions

23/11/2016 | By Robert Grundy

Savills’ Robert Grundy looks at what to expect for housing from today’s Autumn Statement