Budget Highlights

October 29, 2018

Key Budget measures for housing: £500m in housing infrastructure fund to unlock a further 650,000 homes The next wave of strategic partnerships with nine housing associations which will deliver 13,000 homes British business bank guarantees for SME house builders ’Simplification’ of process to convert commercial properties to new homes Providing funding to empower 500 neighbourhoods… View Article

Khan launches £10m fund to ‘boost’ planning teams

October 19, 2018

The Mayor of London today launched a multi-million pound fund aimed at boosting the housing and planning teams in the capital’s local authorities. Central Government cuts have seen council budgets for planning and development fall by 50% in London over the last eight years. This has served to undermine plans to build new council homes…. View Article

Councils call for extension on time limit for all Right to Buy receipts

October 9, 2018

District councils have urged the Government to extend the time limit for spending Right to Buy receipts for both existing and future receipts. Under the current system, local authorities have five years to spend their existing Right to Buy receipts. However, they still only have three years in which to spend future receipts. The District… View Article