Monthly Archives: February 2016

A brief history of British housing

A brief history of British housing From ‘a land fit for heroes to live in’ to the 2000s boom, housebuilding has gone through many peaks and troughs   1920s At the end of the first world war, Britain was a … Continue reading

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Housing academics say:

Housing academics say:               As academics involved in housing, planning and urban policy, we believe the proposals in the housing and planning bill will do little or nothing to alleviate the housing crisis. Among … Continue reading

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Northampton Council has 4,683 dwellings that are under target rent

Northampton Council has 4,683 dwellings that are under target rent Target Rent – In line with the Governments guidance any dwelling that becomes void in year will automatically have its rent realigned to the Formula Rent (target rent), which takes … Continue reading

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Sustainability of NBC housing revenue account in question

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Plan for 100 new council homes hits the buffers?

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Government welfare reform threaten development plans.

Yarlington Housing Group has said government welfare reform could threaten its development plans. In a statement on the plan to introduce a cap on Local Housing Allowance, the 10,000-home housing association, based in the South West, said the changes “could … Continue reading

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If you’re not angry, you should be

If you’re not angry, you should be The government encourages the sale of council houses by offering attractive discounts to tenants, who understandably choose to buy. The council is then faced with dwindling stocks while waiting lists lengthen and homelessness … Continue reading

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