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Housing: Hastings

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 26th April 2011.

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Photo of Amber Rudd Amber Rudd Conservative, Hastings and Rye

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will assess the potential benefits to Hastings of the New Homes Bonus.

Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps The Minister for Housing

Commencing in April 2011, the New Homes Bonus will match fund the additional council tax raised on the net increase in effective housing stock for six years.

Final allocations for 2011-12 were announced on 4 April and rewards housing delivered between October 2009 and October 2010. Hastings borough council has received £194,710 for 2011-12. Over the six years this amounts to £1,168,263 based on year one delivery. The future rewards for Hastings will depend on the amount of net additional housing delivered in the coming years.

Full details of the calculation for the bonus can be found in the final scheme design document, available at:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/housing/finalschemedesign

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