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Although the week has been dominated by Brexit, from a housing perspective, the news of the first successful estate regeneration ballot in London is worth rescuing from beneath the deluge of EU-related headlines. Since July, housing associations have been required to give London residents a vote on any estate regeneration plan, in order to secure...
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The speech given this week by Theresa May at the National Housing Federation’s Summit has provoked a host of reactions from housing professionals – many of them negative. Was it a cheap stunt? Was it nothing more than just platitudes? Was the £2 billion of capital funding announced for 2022 an empty gesture? I believe...
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The Social Housing Green Paper may well mark a seminal moment in the English housing sector. However, this may perhaps be more for what it ushered out than what it ushered in. A number of notable policies introduced during the Cameron-Osborne years have been unceremoniously dumped or reversed: – The High-value Assets Levy that was...
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A speech marred by ill health, rogue comedians and stage errors – this will be the conference speech that Prime Minister Theresa May will want to forget. Frustratingly for the party, this should have been a good speech – promises to invest in mental health, big announcements on council house building, and energy price caps...
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1. Sajid Javid walks the rents tightrope The Tuesday morning speech by the Communities Secretary at the National Housing Federation Annual Conference was the talk of the ICC for the rest of the two days in Birmingham. The launch of a Housing Green Paper was Sajid Javid’s key message and, although some delegates pointed out...
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