Results 1–20 of 10494 for speaker:James Brokenshire

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Help to Buy Scheme (12 Sep 2018)

James Brokenshire: The Help to Buy offers equity loans, and as such they would not be subject to a write-off as might be the case with a conventional mortgage. The portfolio is measured at fair value, with the valuation reported in Homes England’s annual accounts. This also includes scenario analysis to consider the impact on the valuation of the portfolio under various economic scenarios.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Help to Buy Scheme: Fraud (12 Sep 2018)

James Brokenshire: Homes England, the Agency responsible for operating the Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme on behalf of Government, has a range of procedures in place aimed at identifying and mitigating the risk of fraud relating to the scheme and assessments are carried out periodically to provide assurance that they are effective. Help to Buy customers are evaluated through the application process by the...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing Land Supply in Oxfordshire (12 Sep 2018)

James Brokenshire: In March this year the Government committed to the Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal, to support ambitious plans to deliver 100,000 homes by 2031. The Oxfordshire-wide Joint Statutory Spatial Plan to be adopted by 2021 will be supported by £215 million of funding to help deliver more affordable housing and infrastructure improvements to support sustainable development across the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing (11 Sep 2018)

James Brokenshire: We are considering the future of this draft guidance, alongside whether any changes may be required to the Planning Policy for Traveller Sites, in light of the responses to the recent consultations on the revised National Planning Policy Framework, and unauthorised development and encampments. We will announce a way forward in due course. While this guidance is published in draft form, it is...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homes England: Land (11 Sep 2018)

James Brokenshire: For 2017-18, 22.55 hectares of a total of 22.55 hectares of land acquired by the Midlands Homes England operating area was previously developed; 7.00 hectares of a total of 8.25 hectares of land acquired by the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber Homes England operating area was previously developed; 39.97 hectares of a total of 102.94 hectares of land acquired by the North West Homes...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing (11 Sep 2018)

James Brokenshire: Revisions to a small number of variables were made in the April 2016 to March 2017 data on 6 August 2018. These revisions are marked in the tables ( https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/social-housing-lett ings-in-england-april-2016-to-march-2017) with an ‘R’ and do not affect any of the figures in the statistical release or the overall narrative.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Surveys (11 Sep 2018)

James Brokenshire: The English Housing Survey 2016-17 End User Licence household data was sent to the UK Data Service on 16/07/18. Publication of the data has been delayed because the UK Data Service is undergoing a significant upgrade to its systems, which will continue into mid-September. In the meantime, potential data users are welcome to contact the English Housing Survey team (EHS@communities.gsi.gov.uk)...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Right to Buy Scheme (11 Sep 2018)

James Brokenshire: The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Services (10 Sep 2018)

James Brokenshire: The 2011 review of statutory duties placed on local government was a one off exercise and the Department has no plans to update that list. All Government departments developing new policy should consider whether there will be a new duty on local government as result, and if so must consider any cost implications through the New Burdens process.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Affordable Housing (6 Sep 2018)

James Brokenshire: The Department does not publish Affordable Homes Programme allocations data by the financial year. Initial programme allocations to January 2017, including by Homes England operating area, can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/affordable-homes- programme-2016-to-2021-successful-bidders The Department does not publish funding allocation information on a local authority...

Tenant Fees Bill: Financial penalties etc (5 Sep 2018)

James Brokenshire: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time. I thank Members on both sides of the House for their passionate and constructive contributions to the Bill’s passage through the House. We all agree that the Bill’s aim of making renting fairer, more transparent and more affordable for tenants is important. As such, it is a key part of the Government’s housing agenda....

Tenant Fees Bill: Financial penalties etc (5 Sep 2018)

James Brokenshire: I recognise the important contribution that Select Committees, and Joint Committees of both Houses, make to pre-legislative scrutiny of draft Bills, and we can point to a number of examples. As I am sure the hon. Gentleman will appreciate, at other times the Government need to act quickly. The Bill has been a good example of the balance needed between ensuring consultation and engagement. I...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Rough Sleeping (5 Sep 2018)

James Brokenshire: I am today announcing a provisional allocation of the further funding for the Rough Sleeping Initiative that I outlined in the recently published Rough Sleeping Strategy. I have already allocated a targeted £30 million Rough Sleeping Initiative fund for 2018-19 to support those sleeping rough and those at risk in 83 local authorities with the highest need. Today’s announcement of...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Social Housing Green Paper (4 Sep 2018)

James Brokenshire: On 14 August, my Department published our Social Housing Green Paper ‘A new deal for social housing’ which proposes fundamental reform to ensure social homes provide an essential, safe, well managed service for all those who need it. The Social Housing Green Paper was laid before Parliament on 14 August (CM 9671). Everyone deserves a decent, affordable and secure place to live....

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Supported Housing and Rough Sleeping (4 Sep 2018)

James Brokenshire: On 9 August, I announced that housing benefit will remain in place to fund supported housing, alongside publication of the Government’s response to the October 2017 consultations on possible alternative funding options. We also announced that we will not be pursuing the Sheltered Rent model. This demonstrates our commitment to protect some of the most vulnerable people in our...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Staff (24 Jul 2018)

James Brokenshire: Holding answer received on 23 July 2018 As of 30 June the headcount in MHCLGs Housing group (Housing Supply, Land & Housing Delivery, Social Housing and Homelessness, Leasehold and Private Renting) was 287 representing a full time equivalent (FTE) of 282.9. Separate to this the Department’s Planning directorate has a headcount at 30 June of 165 representing a full time...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Grenfell Tower Memorial Commission (24 Jul 2018)

James Brokenshire: Holding answer received on 23 July 2018 The Government published Principles Governing Consultations on the Future of the Grenfell Tower Site on 1 March 2018. These set out the common assumption that we are working towards a commission inclusive of representatives from the community and public authorities. The Government is currently working with representatives of the bereaved,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Insulation (24 Jul 2018)

James Brokenshire: Insurance and other warranty cover is a matter for the building owner to arrange with their respective providers. We have made it clear that we expect building owners in the private sector to explore all options to protect leaseholders from incurring the costs associated with replacing unsafe cladding - part of this includes looking at whether there are alternative routes such as insurance...

Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance (24 Jul 2018)

James Brokenshire: Today, my department has published the “2019-20 Local Government Finance Settlement: technical consultation” as well as an “Invitation to Local Authorities in England to pilot 75% Business Rates Retention in 2019/20”. The technical consultation reiterates this Government’s intention for the 2019-20 Settlement to confirm the final year of the 2016-17 multi-year...


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