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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.

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

James Brokenshire: As of 16 July 2018, the latest data from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea shows that 204 households from Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk require rehousing. Of this number, 40 households are living in hotels, 19 in serviced apartments and 3 with friends and family. 46 households are currently living in temporary accommodation, and 96 households have moved into a permanent home.

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

James Brokenshire: Council tenants from Barandon Walk, Testerton Walk, Hurstway Walk, Treadgold House and Bramley House who do not feel able to remain in their homes are eligible to be permanently rehoused under the Wider Grenfell Rehousing Policy. As of 16 July 2018, 11 of these households are living in hotels, 3 are living in serviced apartments and 74 households are currently living in temporary...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (18 Jul 2018)

James Brokenshire: Ordnance Survey has been commissioned to monitor the progress of homes built on land released through the 2011-15 and 2015-20 Public Land for Housing Programmes. This data will be released in due course.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Expenditure (18 Jul 2018)

James Brokenshire: This information can be found here: https://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/commu nities-and-local-government/Correspondence/MHCLG-Main-Estima tes-explanatory-memo-2018-19.pdf

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Leasehold: Reform (18 Jul 2018)

James Brokenshire: The final report on enfranchisement is scheduled to be published in June 2019. On commonhold the Law Commission is scheduled to publish a consultation in October 2018 and a final report in June 2019. We expect the Law Commission to consult on the right to manage in November 2018 with a final report scheduled to be published in September 2019.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Temporary Accommodation (17 Jul 2018)

James Brokenshire: MHCLG publishes regular statistics on temporary accommodation, including the number of households in temporary accommodation who were placed out of area. These can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tab les-on-homelessness

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness (16 Jul 2018)

James Brokenshire: The Department publishes data on local authorities’ revenue expenditure and financing. This includes spend on homelessness and temporary accommodation categories in table RO4 of individual authority outturn data. Data is provided to the Department by local authorities and can be found for years since 2007-08 at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/local-authority-re...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness: Temporary Accommodation (11 Jul 2018)

James Brokenshire: Holding answer received on 09 July 2018 The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 has changed the point at which a local authority must accept a duty to an applicant, and the duties that are owed. We will continue to report on applications on which the 'main' homelessness duty is accepted, which will be equivalent and comparable to the data on acceptances reported until now. In addition...

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

James Brokenshire: The information requested is not collected centrally but from available information, which may not capture all directions, my Department has issued the following directions to local authorities in the past year. Subject of direction made by MHCLG Number Housing Act 2004 Direction to all local housing authorities under section 3(3) of the Housing Act 2004 instructing them to pay...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety (10 Jul 2018)

James Brokenshire: We are committed to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to live in a home that is safe and decent. The Department recently held a public consultation on the introduction of mandatory electrical safety checks in the private rented sector. We expect to announce our next steps shortly.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Electrical Safety: Vulnerable Adults (10 Jul 2018)

James Brokenshire: Our recent public consultation on electrical safety in the private rented sector produced just under 600 responses, including from a mix of stakeholders including tenant groups. The responses are currently being analysed and an announcement will be made in due course.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Rented Housing: Students (9 Jul 2018)

James Brokenshire: There have been no recent meetings between Ministers of the Department and representatives of Unipol.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Rented Housing: Students (9 Jul 2018)

James Brokenshire: The Department is considering how to progress approval of the student code of practice for education establishments in the light of the Hackitt Review. Officials will discuss next steps with Unipol shortly.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Insulation (6 Jul 2018)

James Brokenshire: We published guidance on 3 July setting out how local authorities and housing associations can apply for funding for the replacement of unsafe Aluminium Composite Material cladding on social residential buildings 18 metres and over. We want to be able to make payments as soon as possible so would like building owners to make applications by the end of August. The application guidance is...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Insulation (6 Jul 2018)

James Brokenshire: Grant funding will be available to cover all reasonable costs for the remediation of Aluminium Composite Material cladding systems which have failed large-scale fire performance tests commissioned by Government in 2017 on social housing buildings 18 metres and over owned by local authorities and housing associations. From initial information provided by social landlords, the Government...


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