Monthly Archives: January 2015

Northampton discretionary housing payment allocations cut by £100,508

Northampton discretionary housing payment allocations cut by £100,508 The Department for Work and Pensions has revealed (3oth January) the discretionary housing payment allocations for councils in 2015/16.   Northampton will get £316,083   Which is a cut of £100,508 on … Continue reading

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Tribunal tells councils to end tax on empty homes

Tribunal tells councils to end tax on empty homes Housing associations win case against London boroughs charging tax A tribunal has ordered local authorities to stop charging housing associations thousands of pounds in council tax on empty properties.   This … Continue reading

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Number of Council Staff Transferred to NPH

 

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The Coalition’s Record on Housing

The Coalition’s Record on Housing: Policy, Spending and Outcomes 2010-2015 Coalition Ministers were highly critical of the state of UK housing when they took power. How far were they able to improve a system they had described as “dysfunctional”? Read the report… … Continue reading

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Over 100 evictions from Northampton Council homes in 2014?

Over 100 evictions from Northampton Council homes in 2014? What the records of Northampton Defend Council Housing for 2014 show.   It shows that 155 council homes become vacant by the death of the tenant It shows that the council … Continue reading

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163 properties empty in Northampton for more than two years

163 properties empty in Northampton for more than two years In response to a Freedom of Information request regarding additional 50% council tax on homes that have been empty for more than two years, the Council as confirmed the following … Continue reading

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NBC housing stock empty for more than 2 years

Northampton Borough Council had 235 of its housing stock empty in December 2014. Some of which have been empty for more than 2 years       Of that 235 on 7th December 2014 the mix of property empty : Type … Continue reading

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