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The NORTHAMPTON temporary accommodation budget could be overspent by around £1.7m.

The net cost of accommodating homeless households in temporary accommodation has increased dramatically in recent years and is placing a huge strain on the Council’s budget. The current forecast is that, in 2018/19, the temporary accommodation budget could be overspent … Continue reading

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Public health funerals

Public health funerals are funerals in the United Kingdom paid for by the local authority, where the relatives are either unwilling or unable to pay, or where no relatives can be found. Public health funerals in England and Wales are … Continue reading

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Right to Buy – HELPING THE FEW NOT THE MANY

Right to Buy – HELPING THE FEW NOT THE MANY Public Assets in excess of £64 million (market value) have been sold by Northampton Borough Council since 2012… helping the few (595) not the many (the  3,000 poor sods on … Continue reading

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GOVERNMENT STARTS CONSULTATION TO DUMP HOUSING REPLACEMENT COMMITMENT

GOVERNMENT STARTS CONSULTATION TO DUMP HOUSING REPLACEMENT COMMITMENT Scope of the consultation 1) Options for reforming the rules around the use of Right to Buy receipts 2) Reforming the replacement commitment This is a case of we are NOT currently … Continue reading

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Authorities MUST investigate homeless deaths

Authorities have been told they must investigate homeless deaths, as part of a new government Rough Sleeping Strategy. The announcement comes just months after the Bureau revealed that homeless deaths are hardly ever reviewed in England and Wales, with, on average, just … Continue reading

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Leave no stone unturned for the £32 million

Leave no stone unturned for the £32 million Much has been made of the missing £10million football club stand money … Housing campaigners would like to look under a few stones, and down the back of a few sofas to … Continue reading

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Council Homes on average are going for £63k

The average price paid by tenants for a Northampton council property in 2017/18 was £63k

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