2012: The most-read stories on SocInvest

Thu 20th December 2012, 10:21 am

SocInvest's top ten most popular stories during the past year.

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1. HCA publishes list of sites for sale
9 May
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) published a list of sites which it plans to release for development over the next year.

2. Three cities win ringfenced TIF powers
12 July
The government announced the three cities allowed to use ring-fenced tax increment financing powers as part of its second wave of city deals.

3. Pioneer LABV scrapped by partners
20 November
One of the UK's first local asset backed vehicles dissolved, with a council forced to pay an early termination fee to its private partner.

4. Birmingham approves £119 million TIF scheme
15 August
Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership revealed its plans for the UK's biggest tax increment finance scheme.

5. NHS publishes list of surplus land for sale
17 May
The NHS published details of 817 hectares of land in England which it no longer needs for healthcare.

6. Institutional investor in deal to provide council homes
22 February
A London council signed a deal to use private institutional investment to fund affordable homes.

7. Clegg hints at TIF-style help for large housing schemes
22 November
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg hinted at greater funding freedoms for local areas to help build large-scale housing developments containing up to 25,000 homes.

8. Government announces regeneration package
6 September
Legislation to underwrite borrowing for infrastructure and private sector rented housing, plus a new “shop window” for public sector surplus land, are included in a package of measures announced to boost economic development.

9. Institutional investor in deal to provide council homes
22 February
A London council signed a deal to use private institutional investment to fund affordable homes.

10. Property chief hints of further levy changes
14 November
British Property Federation chief executive Liz Peace hinted that the government could make further reforms to the operation of the CIL.

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