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Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Housing (17 May 2018)

Claire Perry: ...will also help consumers to save domestic household energy, have been outlined in the Strategy, including: 1) Developing a long-term trajectory to improve the energy performance standards of privately rented homes, with the aim of upgrading as many homes as possible to EPC Band C by 2030 where practical, cost-effective and affordable. We will consider options by consulting on this in 2018...

Fire Safety Cladding: Heysmoor Heights (16 May 2018)

Louise Ellman: ...and complex. The original development company, FM Heysmoor Heights Ltd, was dissolved in August 2014. It went into administration in 2010 after building renovation works were completed. The current freeholder is an anonymous beneficial owner: Abacus Land 4 Ltd, an offshore company based in Guernsey. It is part of the Long Harbour Ground Rent Fund, which is thought to be worth...

Housing and Access to Legal Aid — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (16 May 2018)

Ruth Cadbury: ...areas of west London that I represent. As I said, if people are deemed intentionally homeless, the housing department is able to discharge its duty to house them. If they have children, then under the Children Act 1989 social services, quite rightly, have to find them a home. That is yet more work and costs for already overstretched social workers, who are not housing specialists, and it...

Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill: Housing and Homes (15 May 2018)

Gillian Keegan: ...costs are affecting other areas of homelessness funding, leaving spending on prevention, administration and support down by 9% in real terms between 2010 and 2016. Ironically, to break the cycle and reduce costly demands, prevention action is key but, as most of the money is spent on lose-lose temporary accommodation, it is the ultimate Catch-22. That is why the Homelessness Reduction Act...

Creditworthiness Assessment Bill [HL] - Committee (11 May 2018)

Lord Blencathra: ...these amendments today. The Consumer Credit Association says that it is not against the general evaluation of credit referencing systems; however, they consider it inappropriate and disproportionate for the law to force firms to use and pay for rental data—or any other specific type of data—in their commercial assessment. It is concerned about what it calls unintended...

Scottish Parliament: Energy Efficient Scotland (10 May 2018)

Paul Wheelhouse: ...property owners over the next two years. I am delighted that my colleague Kevin Stewart has announced further detail on the transition programme, with more than £3.5 million of the funding being made available to social landlords—housing associations, co-operatives and local authorities—through a new decarbonisation fund. As well as assisting social landlords in...

Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill: Duty to review cooperation between England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland (8 May 2018)

Heather Wheeler: That is a slightly different clause, which I will come to in a moment. With that in mind, and taking into account the fact that amendment 1 is unnecessary for the reasons I have given, I therefore ask for it not to be pressed. On amendment 2, I appreciate the concern of hon. Members to prevent further stress and anxiety. Survivors of domestic abuse have already suffered experiences that most...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish National Investment Bank (8 May 2018)

Andy Wightman: ...Scottish economy by investing in low-carbon technologies to build energy resilience, and the question of housing. No economy can be sustainable when growing numbers of its young people cannot afford basic affordable and warm homes. With social renting off limits to all but the most financially challenged, and affordable housing not worthy of that descriptor, an investment bank has a key...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Housing (1 May 2018)

Claire Perry: ...funding. Between 2015 and 2020, ECO will upgrade around a million homes supporting £3.6 billion of investment.Developing a long term trajectory to improve the energy performance standards of privately rented homes, with the aim of upgrading as many as possible to EPC Band C by 2030 where practical, cost-effective and affordable. We will consider options with a view to consulting on...

Stamp Duty Land Tax (26 Apr 2018)

Mel Stride: ...will not pay any stamp duty as a consequence. Although we want to help all buyers, the Government consider that it is fair to target the support where it is needed most. The Government therefore think it only right to reduce the up-front costs that cash-constrained first-time buyers need to pay, giving them much-needed support with their first purchase. The quarterly stamp duty statistics...

Street Homelessness — [James Gray in the Chair] (24 Apr 2018)

Heather Wheeler: ...charities. We have met three times so far. Sub-groups of the panel have also been established to look at a range of themes, such as prevention, intervention, recovery, data and long-term social change for the strategy. Good progress has been made on the development of the strategy and I look forward to sharing our plans with hon. Members this summer. We are, however, determined to take...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentre Plus: Brent (3 Apr 2018)

Alok Sharma: In March 2018, the 20-year contract covering the majority of DWPs current estate of over 900 sites came to an end. This presented an opportunity to re-evaluate what we needed from our estate. The increased use of our online services in recent years, coupled with reductions in unemployment and improved efficiency, meant that 20% of the rent being paid by DWP was going toward space we were not...

Petition - Royal Bank of Scotland: Council Housing (27 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: ...to renewing and reinvigorating our commitment to right to buy in that sector. We have been consulting with local authorities and housing associations on their views, and those will be fed into the social housing Green Paper. Of course, the measures I have already announced will also help to make a difference in enabling councils to deliver new homes. Helping local authorities to increase...

Welfare Reform and Work Act — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (21 Mar 2018)

Philippa Whitford: ...and support allowance. It also saw changes in the work allowance within universal credit, leading to a 63% taper, and further housing benefit cuts. Those cuts had hit people in the private rented sector previously, but were now brought in to hit the social rented sector. The problem is that we cannot look at the 2016 Act in isolation, because it comes on top of the cuts in the Welfare...

Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill [Lords] (19 Mar 2018)

Toby Perkins: ...were not replaced. That was a deliberate political decision. I do not think that Mrs Thatcher wanted to see large numbers of tenants in council houses. She introduced the policy with a view to reducing the number of council house tenants. Like with so many other policies, she wanted to reduce people’s dependence on the state, because she thought there was a political purpose for...

Economy: Spring Statement - Motion to Take Note (15 Mar 2018)

Lord Bates: ...£50 billion a year on debt interest payments, which is more than the amount we spend on the police and the Armed Forces combined; and it is not fair on the next generation to foot the bill for our current spending. We continue to take a balanced approach to public spending by reducing the debt, investing in Britain’s future, reducing taxes for hard-working families and putting...

Scottish Parliament: Health Inequalities (14 Mar 2018)

Aileen Campbell: Absolutely. The reason why I continue to work with my colleague Kevin Stewart is the real impact that good-quality housing has on health outcomes and reducing health and social inequalities. That is why the Government has invested considerably in housing. Over the previous parliamentary session, more than 33,000 affordable homes were delivered, of which more than 22,000 were for social rent....

Spring Statement (13 Mar 2018)

Philip Hammond: ..., with the OBR forecasting more jobs in every year of this Parliament and over 500,000 more people enjoying the security of a regular pay packet by 2022. I am pleased to report that the OBR expects inflation, which is currently above target at 3%, to fall back to target over the next 12 months, meaning that real wage growth is expected to be positive from first quarter of 2018-19 and to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: First Time Buyers (8 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: ...for housing. There remains funding for the Starter Home Land Fund which we are reviewing following the announcement of a new £1.1 billion land assembly fund in the Autumn Budget. This change in the starter homes budget will reduce the number of starter homes expected to be delivered through funding compared to the original estimates. But, as the Housing White Paper made clear, the...

Scottish Parliament: Green-belt Land (Woodhall and Faskine Estates) (8 Mar 2018)

Richard Leonard: ...development plan, which kept the land in the green belt. A revised proposal of application notice has now been submitted to include 1,600 private homes and 1,000 dwellings that are described as “social, affordable and market-rent properties”. That is what commonly happens. Developers who are seeking to maximise stakeholder profit first pitch a proposal to maximise their gains,...


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