Monday, 22 May 2017

Social Housing 'Deals' Plan Builds On CLG Work

Ongoing behind the scenes work with three councils will form the basis of flagship Conservative plans for ‘bespoke deals’ to build social rented housing, it is understood.  In a statement, Mrs May said she plans to enable “the most ambitious” councils and housing associations build “a new generation” of socially rented properties. This builds on behind-the-scenes work with three authorities – Stoke, Sheffield and Newark and Sherwood – which have been discussing a package of measures that could allow them to step-up house building. The packages discussed would include flexibility on borrowing caps – imposed under the self-financing deal in 2012 – but also involve new deals on rent setting and bland assembly powers. Read more on Inside Housing.

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