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Ed Miliband has established a commission to examine how to speed up compulsory purchase procedures and identify sites for new towns.
Regeneration organisations have criticised government plans to use £400 million of New Homes Bonus receipts to fund single spending pots overseen by LEPs.
The Scottish Government has pledge to invest £10 million in a charitable bond to support community-led regeneration.
MPs have questioned the effectiveness of the government’s financial regulation of social housing providers.
More than 90 per cent of council housing officers are satisfied with reforms to the Housing Revenue Account regime, but want to see a number of revisions, according to a new survey.
London housing association Poplar HARCA has refinanced a number of outstanding bank loans with a £140 million bond issue.
Alan Aisbett from law firm Pinsent Masons delves into the implications of the comprehensive spending review for regeneration and growth funding.
Councils will be expected to contribute £400 million from New Homes Bonus receipts towards a new £15 billion growth fund run by local enterprise partnerships, chancellor George Osborne has announced.
Credit rating agency Moody's has downgraded the issuer and debt ratings of 29 English housing associations to reflect concerns over the low levels of government support if they were to get into financial difficulties.
The government is planning to tweak regeneration funding to reduce the financial incentives to demolish housing.
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A note from the credit ratings agency warning that housing associations moving into homes sales are a bigger risk than those which stick with traditional social lettings.
An overview of the property market and economic conditions.
A mid-term report on the performance of the coalition government in relation to housing policy and delivery.
Lets Get Building - The case for local authority investment in rented homes to help drive economic growth
The report calls on the government to level the borrowing playing field between councils and housing associations, as in the rest of Europe.
This report summarises the results of Sir Adrian Montague's review of the barriers to institutional investment in private rented homes, which examined how best to encourage greater investment in rental properties and sought to explore the factors that might encourage institutions to invest in new homes for rent.
Proposals to allow developers to formally request the renegotiation of planning gain agreements in order to unlock development.
An overview of the UK housing market including analysis of housing starts and government policy.
New guidance making it easier for housing associations to dispose of vacant housing and surplus land.
Results of a survey of housebuilders garnering views on the UK housing market
Accelerating the release of public sector land for development: Main Findings from the 2012 data collection from NHS trusts
Updated list of surplus sites within the NHS in England.
Research on the likeliest property hotspots in London over the coming decade
This plan sets out how the Homes and Communities Agency intends to use its landholdings to support the development of homes and employment floorspace and construction activity in support of local priorities.
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