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External Insight - DCLG considering allowing shared ownership for RTB...

The government is considering proposals from a group of 50 councils to allow them to spend Right to Buy receipts on purchasing properties for shared ownership.

Friday 25 August 2017 Read More

Right to Buy Receipts

Consultation for greater flexibility to use RTB receipts for shared ownership

Friday 14 July 2017 Read More

Housing White Paper

On Tuesday the Government released its long awaited White Paper on Housing. The document titled “Fixing our broken housing market” acknowledged that there is a problem with the provision and affordability of housing in the UK and sets out a number...

Friday 10 February 2017 Read More

New Housing Initiatives

Supporting the local housing market and the provision of affordable housing is a key target for most local authorities.  On 1st April 2015, there were 1.24 million households on local authority housing waiting lists. According to Shelter, the...

Monday 28 November 2016 Read More

Housing Companies

In the November issue of Public Finance the cover feature “Building Outside the Box” and the subsequent article on local authority housing companies made interesting reading for us here at Arlingclose. Although exact numbers are not quoted the...

Tuesday 15 November 2016 Read More

As Safe as Houses?

Councils are increasingly looking to tackle housing shortages in their areas by setting up companies to deliver new homes a recent article in Local Government Chronicle has found. The majority of companies have been formed in London and the...

Tuesday 03 May 2016 Read More

Gloucester City Council hopes to transfer social housing stock

Providing adequate social housing is proving to be a challenge for local authorities across the UK. As the country’s residents battle rising inflation and increasing rent costs, it is proving difficult for councils to find the resources to provide...

Friday 31 October 2014 Read More

Housing cuts and alternative funding vehicles

The latest round of council spending cuts is going to hit housing services particularly hard, according to new data from the Communities and Local Government department and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). Indeed,...

Tuesday 26 August 2014 Read More

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