Results 1–20 of 379 for speaker:Lord Greenhalgh

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Change of Use: Coronavirus (11 Aug 2020)

Lord Greenhalgh: Almost 15,000 vulnerable people have been housed in emergency accommodation, including hotels, since the start of the COVID-19 emergency. This includes people coming in directly from the streets, people previously housed in shared night shelters and people who have become vulnerable to rough sleeping during the pandemic. On 24 June we announced that we are providing local authorities...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Public Lavatories: Coronavirus (10 Aug 2020)

Lord Greenhalgh: Government has made clear through COVID-19 guidance that public toilets, portable toilets and toilets inside premises should be kept open and carefully managed to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. To support this, Government, with input from Public Health England, has produced guidance principles on the additional hygiene precautions that should be considered to effectively manage...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance: Coronavirus (10 Aug 2020)

Lord Greenhalgh: The Government has always been clear that underspend from the initial grants schemes for businesses could not be used for other purposes. Once all grant monies have been paid out, local authorities will need to carry out a reconciliation exercise with Government to ensure that they receive the correct amount of funding to meet the cost of grant payments to eligible businesses....

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Roma Holocaust Memorial Day (10 Aug 2020)

Lord Greenhalgh: Every year we honour the memory of the Roma and Sinti population murdered by the Nazi's at the annual Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations on 27 January. The 2nd of August marked the liquidation of the Gypsy Family camp' at Auschwitz-Birkenau and this year due to the restrictions on gatherings brought about by the Covid 19 pandemic I honoured the memory of the Roma and Sinti men, women and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: UK Shared Prosperity Fund (10 Aug 2020)

Lord Greenhalgh: The Government has committed to creating the UK Shared Prosperity Fund as the successor to EU structural funds. The fund will bind together the whole of the United Kingdom, tackling inequality and deprivation in each of our four nations. The Government recognises the importance of providing clarity on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Government officials have held 25 engagement events across...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Lancashire (10 Aug 2020)

Lord Greenhalgh: There have been a number of discussions between councils across the Lancashire area and Ministers and officials about possible local government reforms. The government has set out a clear commitment to level up all areas of the country by empowering our regions through devolving money, resources and control away from Westminster, and will set out its detailed plans in the Devolution and Local...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Reorganisation (10 Aug 2020)

Lord Greenhalgh: The Government has set out a clear commitment to level up all areas of the country by empowering our regions through devolving money, resources and control away from Westminster, and will set out its detailed plans in the Devolution and Local Recovery White Paper that will be published this Autumn. The Government believes that areas moving to unitary status with more sustainable and efficient...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Leisure: Finance (5 Aug 2020)

Lord Greenhalgh: The Government is very grateful to all parish and town councils and to their members and clerks for the vital work they are doing to support communities. The Department is working to understand the financial pressures that Covid-19 is placing on all local authorities, including parish and town councils. The Department will also continue to work with DCMS and local government, including with...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Towns Fund: North East (5 Aug 2020)

Lord Greenhalgh: Ministers considered a range of factors as part of the selection process for Town Deals, including income deprivation, productivity and exposure to economic shocks. We recognise that there are more towns in need than we were able to support through this first set of Town Deals and have committed to a further competitive element of the Towns Fund. More information will be provided in due course.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Council Tax: Arrears (4 Aug 2020)

Lord Greenhalgh: The Government does not routinely collect data on the proportion of council tax arrears paid at compliance stage, without enforcement visits taking place. The Government is considering the operation of the compliance stage, including for council tax, as part of its ongoing review of the Taking Control of Goods regulations and is due to publish its findings in due course. The fees that may be...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Older People (4 Aug 2020)

Lord Greenhalgh: In 2017, the Law Commission published a report of their review of event fees on behalf of this Department. This followed concerns raised by the Competition and Markets Authority about the fairness of some retirement property leases that have resulted in leaseholders paying an event fee of between 0.25% and 30% of the sale price of the property when selling or sub-letting. Concerns were also...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: UK Shared Prosperity Fund (3 Aug 2020)

Lord Greenhalgh: The Government understands the importance of local growth funding to places and people and is committed to creating the UK Shared Prosperity Fund to succeed European structural funds, providing vital investment in local economies, cutting out bureaucracy and levelling up those parts of the UK whose economies are furthest behind. The Government has engaged with key stakeholders on the design...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (3 Aug 2020)

Lord Greenhalgh: The Government recognises the important role of affordable housing and supplying new homes of all affordable tenures. Affordable homes will help support people into home ownership; reduce the impact of high rents in the private rented sector where people struggle to afford it; and mitigate the risk of homelessness. The Government is mindful of the trade-off between the level of ambition for...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Community Charge: Non-payment (3 Aug 2020)

Lord Greenhalgh: The Department no longer collects data on the amount of community charge that remains uncollected.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Buildings: Insulation (3 Aug 2020)

Lord Greenhalgh: We continue to engage with the social sector to ensure that leaseholders are supported and do not have to bear the costs associated with remediation of unsafe non-ACM cladding. Housing Associations will be able to apply for funding to cover the cost of remediation that they would otherwise pass on to leaseholders. Each Housing Association will need to make its own assessment as to how best to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Buildings: Insulation (3 Aug 2020)

Lord Greenhalgh: The Secretary of State considered the decision to launch the Building Safety Fund in line with requirements under the Public Sector Equality duty. Funding is being provided to support leaseholders in both the social and private sectors. Where funding is claimed from government, the costs of remediating unsafe non-ACM cladding systems cannot be passed onto leaseholders.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Roma Holocaust Memorial Day (31 Jul 2020)

Lord Greenhalgh: Every year we honour the memory of the Roma and Sinti population murdered by the Nazi's at the annual Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations on 27 January. The 2nd of August marks the liquidation of the Gypsy Family camp' at Auschwitz-Birkenau and this year due to the restrictions on gatherings brought about by the Covid -19 pandemic we will be honouring the memory of the Roma and Sinti men,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Change of Use (31 Jul 2020)

Lord Greenhalgh: Permitted development rights for change of use to residential are making an important contribution to housing delivery, largely providing windfall housing that may otherwise not have been delivered through the planning system. The rights make effective use of existing buildings and help boost housing density, as part of our broader housing ambitions, without the need to build on greenfield...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Property Development: Isle of Dogs (31 Jul 2020)

Lord Greenhalgh: All the advice requested and received from officials on this case, other than personal information and that subject to legal professional privilege, was placed on gov.uk and in the Libraries of the House. The Planning Inspector’s report noted that if the decision was taken after the adoption of the new Local Plan and CIL schedule, the viability of the scheme might be compromised.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (31 Jul 2020)

Lord Greenhalgh: The Government is committed to making the dream of home ownership a reality for everyone. Affordability is the biggest barrier to home ownership, and while this is partly due to a shortage of housing supply, low interest rates and high rents have limited the ability for young people to save the deposit they need to buy a home. We believe that First Homes are a key means of helping local...


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