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Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing Market (13 Nov 2018)

James Brokenshire: The Department is working to ensure continued delivery of our housing objectives as we leave the EU. This includes engaging with a range of stakeholders in the housing industry, as well as continuing to monitor the housing market closely, to understand the impact on housing demand.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Public Sector: Land (13 Nov 2018)

James Brokenshire: The project specification of the work undertaken by RSM UK consulting to carry out analysis on the build out of public sector land sites can be found in the ‘Statement of Requirements’ at Annex B on the Governments Contracts Finder website: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/fd08f2a9-0 3aa-4fb3-a9ff-f9164759bfde?p=@UFQxUlRRPT0=NjJNT08. Key findings will be...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention (13 Nov 2018)

James Brokenshire: Information about the requirements for this project are available on the Government contracts finder web site. The Government will consider how to publish outputs from the work when they are available.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing Infrastructure Fund (12 Nov 2018)

James Brokenshire: This information is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. At Autumn Budget, the Housing Infrastructure Fund was increased by £500 million to a total of £5.5 billion.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Community Relations (12 Nov 2018)

James Brokenshire: The priorities set out in the Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper will be supported by £50 million funding over the next two years. This includes funding to support the Integration Areas programme, based on the areas' local delivery plans to address the integration challenges and priorities identified locally. It also includes the new Integrated Communities Innovation Fund and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Young People (12 Nov 2018)

James Brokenshire: Domestic abuse is a devastating crime, and we are taking action to make sure survivors get the support they need. My Department has committed £40 million up to 2020 to support victims of domestic abuse. Councils have a legal duty to provide assistance to people whom they assess as homeless as a result of domestic abuse, and to provide accommodation to families and others who are...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Council Housing: Construction (12 Nov 2018)

James Brokenshire: Local authorities submitted bids to deliver around 20,000 homes over the period 2019/20 to 2021/22 supported, in part, with around £800 million additional Affordable Homes Programme grant.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Milton Keynes (12 Nov 2018)

James Brokenshire: The Government is committed to delivering the homes communities need. Through housing deals we are keen to support those places which come forward with a genuine ambition to build more homes. We will continue to work with Milton Keynes Council and other local partners to help them realise their housing ambition. We are clear that any housing deal must meet the needs of all concerned. My...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Affordable Housing (12 Nov 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: Domestic Violence (12 Nov 2018)

James Brokenshire: Government is absolutely committed to protecting victims of domestic abuse. We commissioned this audit of provision of domestic abuse services across England, run by Ipsos MORI, to inform our review of how domestic abuse services are locally commissioned and funded across the country. We have been working closely with Ipsos MORI and academics to review findings from the audit, and will...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Insulation (8 Nov 2018)

James Brokenshire: The Government’s priority is to ensure that residents of high-rise (above 18 metres) buildings with unsafe Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding systems are, and feel, safe. We work closely with local authorities and fire and rescue services to ensure that interim safety measures are in place to ensure residents are safe for any buildings which have been identified as having...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Leasehold: Ground Rent (7 Nov 2018)

James Brokenshire: Holding answer received on 06 November 2018 MHCLG collects data on ground rents via the English Housing Survey. The data is incomplete and only covers owner occupiers who live in leasehold dwellings. Leaseholders who rent their property to tenants are excluded because the English Housing Survey is not a survey of landlords. The data is available from the UK Data Service so users who...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homes England: Finance (7 Nov 2018)

James Brokenshire: The Homes England Strategic Plan 2018 to 2023 sets out the agreed budget for 2018/19 and provisional budgets for future years to 31 March 2021. Following the Chancellor's recent Budget, the Department is working through the 2018/19 Supplementary Estimates process to align budget profiles with delivery plans. Updated budgetary information will be published once the Supplementary Estimates...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Multiple Occupation: Licensing (7 Nov 2018)

James Brokenshire: The Government sees the risk of landlords circumventing this legislation by acquiring bed and breakfast (B&B) accommodation as low and is unaware of any cases of it. It is not unlawful for landlords to change from being an HMO landlord to a B&B provider. Landlords would simply be changing from one arrangement to another, and would have to abide by the appropriate framework...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Building Regulations and Fire Safety Independent Review (7 Nov 2018)

James Brokenshire: In July the Government set out progress made on building safety reform plans following publication of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, led by Dame Judith Hackitt. We have committed to providing a detailed statement to the House in the autumn on how it intends to implement a new regulatory system for building safety.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough (6 Nov 2018)

James Brokenshire: The Rough Sleeping Initiative (RSI) is made up of a team of rough sleeping and homelessness experts, drawn from government departments, local authorities and agencies with specialist knowledge. These advisers have been working closely with local authorities with the highest numbers of rough sleepers, who are using our £30 million targeted fund to tackle rough sleeping in their area. The...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough (6 Nov 2018)

James Brokenshire: During the process of formulating the Rough Sleeping Strategy, we engaged with the National Housing Federation and many other specialist organisations regarding move-on accommodation. Following this engagement and the release of the Strategy, we are implementing the Rapid Rehousing Pathway, of which the Supported Lettings Fund is a key element. This fund will help increase access to move-on...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough (6 Nov 2018)

James Brokenshire: The rough sleeping counts or estimates take place between 1 October and 30 November. Local authorities have to submit their data using the MHCLG DELTA online system by 14 December. 4 local authorities to date have submitted their data using this system. Once figures are submitted they are then certified by Homeless Link, which is funded by MHCLG to provide independent verification, validation...

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

James Brokenshire: Government believes keeping the funding for all supported housing in Housing Benefit, alongside an oversight scheme, will give confidence to the sector and will help us meet our aims of promoting supply, and achieving value for money and positive outcomes for supported housing residents. Since the announcement in August to maintain Housing Benefit to fund all supported housing, Government has...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing Infrastructure Fund (6 Nov 2018)

James Brokenshire: In February 2018, we announced the successful Housing Infrastructure Fund projects to be funded through Marginal Viability Funding. In March 2018, we announced that we were working with 45 places through Forward Funding. The first of the successful Forward Funding projects, to provide £291 million in funding to unlock up to 18,000 homes in East London through improvements to the...


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