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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 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James Brokenshire: We are considering the future of this draft guidance, alongside whether any changes may be required to the Planning Policy for Traveller Sites, in light of the responses to the recent consultations on the revised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...

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 Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention (23 Jul 2018)

James Brokenshire: The Government will fully fund the removal and replacement of unsafe Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding systems that have failed large scale tests commissioned by the Government in 2017 on social residential buildings that are 18 metres and over. The funding will be available for social residential buildings owned by councils and housing associations. On 3 July, we published on the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sleeping Rough (23 Jul 2018)

James Brokenshire: No one should ever have to sleep rough and this government is determined to break the homelessness cycle once and for all. That is why we have committed to halving rough sleeping by 2022 and ending it by 2027. The Government will be publishing a rough sleeping strategy setting out the plan of action to meet this ambitious target. It will be published shortly.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government (23 Jul 2018)

James Brokenshire: This information is not retained centrally but most councils publish the outcome of their corporate peer review undertaken by the Local Government Association. The list who have done so is publicly available at: https://www.local.gov.uk/our-support/peer-challenges/outcome s-peer-challenge-reports.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Affordable Housing (20 Jul 2018)

James Brokenshire: The Government has secured eight Strategic Partnerships between Homes England and housing associations, which will use £587.7 million of funding from the £9 billion Affordable Homes Programme to deliver an additional 14,280 affordable housing starts by March 2022. This is a new way of working with housing associations and will accelerate the building of affordable homes, however it...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Buildings: Fire Prevention (20 Jul 2018)

James Brokenshire: We are working closely across government on all aspects of building safety. Preventing fires as a result of faulty electrical appliances is the responsibility of the Office for Product Safety and Standards, based in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government officials continue to work with the Office on a range of issues.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing Associations: Right to Buy Scheme (20 Jul 2018)

James Brokenshire: As we announced at the Autumn Budget, the Government is funding a large scale £200 million regional pilot of the Voluntary Right to Buy scheme in the Midlands, which will launch this summer. The funding will be £50 million in 2018/19 and £150 million in 2019/20. The pilot will test key aspects of the voluntary agreement with housing associations not tested in the initial...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Surveys (20 Jul 2018)

James Brokenshire: The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government makes English Housing Survey data publicly available via the UK Data Service. The 2016-17 End User Licence (EUL) Stock data is now available for download. The EUL Household data will be available in August. The Special Licence data, which includes more detailed variables and which data users need to apply to use, will be available in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Surveys (20 Jul 2018)

James Brokenshire: The complexity of the English Housing Survey and the requirement that data meet rigorous National Statistics standards means that there is a gap between data collection and publication. We have recently taken steps to reduce this gap, resulting in the publication of the 2016-17 headline report in January 2018. In previous years, the headline report has been published in February or March.


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