Results 1–20 of 8000 for "social housing"

Renters (Reform) Bill: Clause 25 - Tenancies of more than seven years (24 Apr 2024)

...seven years that— (a) would be an assured tenancy if it were not for a term of more than seven years, (b) is not a shared ownership lease, and (c) is granted by a private registered provider of social housing.”; (c) in subsection (1B), for “In subsection (1A)” substitute “In this section”.”—(Jacob Young.) This amendment ensures that long tenancies that would contain...

Renters (Reform) Bill: Schedule 1 - Changes to grounds for possession (24 Apr 2024)

...for possession of stepping stone accommodation 18A After Ground 5G (inserted by paragraph 18 of this Schedule) insert— “Ground 5H The landlord seeking possession is a registered provider of social housing or a charity and— (a) the tenancy was granted because the tenant met eligibility criteria of a description specified in regulations made by the Secretary of State, (b) the...

Renters (Reform) Bill: New Clause 15 - Notices to quit by tenants under assured tenancies: timing (24 Apr 2024)

Helen Hayes: ...told to leave their home, with all that that entails, such as having to find a new home as rent costs continue to rise. In a housing crisis characterised by an acute shortage of genuinely affordable social housing, private renting is a form of tenure on which millions of people rely. They must have a degree of security so that they can put down roots, know that their children will be able...

Renters (Reform) Bill: New Clause 31 - Local Commissioners’ investigation of complaints by persons who are not tenants (24 Apr 2024)

...described in paragraph 5A or 5B of that Schedule, and (b) the person affected is not an individual of a description whom a scheme approved under Schedule 2 to the Housing Act 1996 (investigation of social housing complaints by housing ombudsman) provides may make a complaint under that scheme in respect of that action.’”—(Jacob Young.) This new clause allows the Local Commissioners...

Renters (Reform) Bill: New Clause 35 - Report on certain matters relating to tenancy reform (24 Apr 2024)

...by the Secretary of State under section (Application of Chapter 1 of Part 1)(3)(b); “relevant tenancy” means an assured tenancy within the meaning of the 1988 Act other than a tenancy of social housing within the meaning of Part 2 of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008.”—(Jacob Young.) This new clause requires the Secretary of State to make arrangements for an independent person...

Prime Minister: Engagements (24 Apr 2024)

Oliver Dowden: ...about legislation introduced by this Government that the Labour party totally failed to introduce in its entire time in office. It is no surprise, because it is this Government who have brought social housing waiting lists down by nearly half a million, and delivered more affordable homes in the last 12 years than Labour delivered when it was in office. Of course, all this can only be paid...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Poverty: Children (24 Apr 2024)

Mims Davies: ...sector property that is considered to have more bedrooms than the household requires. The policy helps to encourage mobility within the social rented sector to make better use of the existing social housing stock and strengthens work-incentives. There are easements available which allow for the provision of an additional bedroom in certain circumstances, such as to support families of...

Written Answers — Department for Energy Security and Net Zero: Housing: Energy (24 Apr 2024)

Amanda Solloway: ...the following government schemes: Energy Company Obligation (ECO), Great British Insulation Scheme (GBIS), Green Homes Grant Vouchers Scheme, Local Authority Delivery, Home Upgrade Grant, and Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF). SHDF retrofits social housing only. A breakdown of the number of homes retrofitted in the social and private sector can be found in the ECO and GBIS...

4. Statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care: Creating a smoke-free generation and tackling youth vaping (23 Apr 2024)

Mabon ap Gwynfor: ...of those living in the highest social grades are smokers, 17 per cent of those living in the lowest social grade are smokers. Smoking habits are also far more prevalent amongst individuals living in social housing, compared to home owners. The harmful impact of second-hand smoke is also well documented, and with around 13 per cent of non-smoking Welsh adults living in households with at...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Addiction and Drug-related Deaths (23 Apr 2024)

Gerry Carroll: ...to criminalise drug users who need support. It is also unacceptable for the Government to actively criminalise addicts while refusing to address the root causes of their problems: poverty, a lack of social housing, stagnant wages, declining services and so on. The Executive need to get real about tackling those issues. If they commit to opening a rehab centre, I ask them to commit to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Communities: Housing Executive Tenants: Sanctions (23 Apr 2024)

Gordon Lyons: ..., they are put in place. In addition, as part of the review of the housing selection scheme, my Department is committed to taking forward legislation that will implement changes to eligibility for social housing and full duty homelessness status where there has been unacceptable behaviour. Such a Bill would be subject to the Executive’s legislative priorities. I would be more than happy...

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 16 (22 Apr 2024)

Lord Truscott: ..., the Church of England does a lot of work with charities and works with the poor, but some have already questioned whether its 105,000 acres of land could be better used, in part, to provide the social housing so badly needed by the needy and homeless. With the great estates, the story is also about retaining their wealth, not about losing it. I have no problem with that, I just do not...

Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 16 (22 Apr 2024)

Lord Truscott: ..., the Church of England does a lot of work with charities and works with the poor, but some have already questioned whether its 105,000 acres of land could be better used, in part, to provide the social housing so badly needed by the needy and homeless. With the great estates, the story is also about retaining their wealth, not about losing it. I have no problem with that, I just do not...

Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Fire Defects: Remediation Costs (22 Apr 2024)

Clive Betts: The Select Committee welcomed the more than £2 billion provided through the building safety fund to private leaseholders with regard to remediation due to fire safety works. On the other hand, social housing providers received only £200 million, which is about 10% of the amount going to private leaseholders. How can it possibly be fair that in a block of flats a private leaseholder gets...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Housing Associations: Rents (22 Apr 2024)

Jacob Young: The Government regulates the maximum social housing rents that Registered Providers of social housing, including housing associations, can charge their tenants (subject to certain exceptions). Social housing rents are permitted to increase rents by up to CPI+1% per annum. Registered Providers of social housing are expected carefully to consider the effect on their tenants when making...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Social Rented Housing: Repairs and Maintenance (22 Apr 2024)

Mike Amesbury: ...State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to his Department's Building Safety Remediation: monthly data release, updated on 26 March 2024, for how many and what proportion of social housing buildings where works have (a) started and (b) completed, the source of remediation funding is (i) the Registered Provider, (ii) Government funding and (iii) developer funding.

Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Fire Defects: Remediation Costs (22 Apr 2024)

Clive Betts: The Select Committee welcomed the more than £2 billion provided through the building safety fund to private leaseholders with regard to remediation due to fire safety works. On the other hand, social housing providers received only £200 million, which is about 10% of the amount going to private leaseholders. How can it possibly be fair that in a block of flats a private leaseholder gets...


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