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The king is dead, long live the king. Or, in this case, Esher and Walton MP Dominic Raab, the successor as English housing minister to Alok Sharma. In a government reshuffle that is notable in the main for the lack of any meaningful reshuffling, housing now stands out. As has already been said today by...
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Here is See Media’s round-up of the announcements in today’s Autumn Budget, delivered by Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond:   *The speech can be read in full, here   GRENFELL TOWER: A further £28m for the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, for mental health and counselling services, regeneration for surrounding areas and a new...
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Grenfell Tower was often the only subject on everyone’s lips at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual event in Manchester this week. Yet, it was striking how little common direction existed in efforts to make homes safe in the wake of the tragedy in London. It was unfortunate that Alok Sharma, the new housing minister,...
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It’s been 22 years since a housing minister last failed to address the CIH annual housing conference. But this year, on the final day of conference, the newly appointed housing minister Alok Sharma MP pulled out of his keynote speaking slot, citing practicalities over the Grenfell Tower fire management, and passed the buck to Marcus...
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It’s been four years since I attended the Chartered Institute of Housing conference. The last time I was here, in June 2013, the coalition government was in power and it was placing all of its emphasis on home ownership.
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Speakers at the opening day of this year’s Chartered Institute of Housing annual event in Manchester had an unenviable task. They had to acknowledge that everything they said in their presentations was in the context of the tragic events at Grenfell Tower.
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