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housing

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government

The Renting Game Might Be About To Change. Here’s What It Means For You

Tenants could soon have greater protection against eviction and landlords will be encouraged to welcome pets.It’s all part of the government’s newly unveiled Renters Reform Bill, which has already been dubbed a “game-changer” by the housing charity Shelter.The housing crisis has been dragging on for years, but things appear to have taken a turn for the worse in recent months as skyrocketing rent – which is rising at its fastest rate […]

today16 June 2022 2

boris johnson

Boris Johnson Accused Of Lying ‘Yet Again’ With Social Housing Boast

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.Boris Johnson has been accused of lying “yet again” after claiming that he built more social housing in London than any other mayor.The prime minister made the boast as he unveiled the government’s new housing policy last week.Johnson claimed he built more social housing in London than his predecessor Ken Livingstone and the current mayor Sadiq Khan.Speaking in Blackpool, Johnson - who […]

today14 June 2022

Culture

This Play About Grenfell Underlines The Problems With Social Housing

It’s been five years since the tragedy of Grenfell Tower, the most devastating residential fire in Britain since World War II. People all over the UK watched in horror as the tower block was engulfed in flames, killing 72 people. The names of those victims are projected onto a screen in the final chilling scene of Dictating to the Estate, a new documentary play about the events leading up to that […]

today11 June 2022

boris johnson

‘Baffling, Unworkable And Dangerous’: Experts React To Boris Johnson’s Housing Plans

Boris Johnson's speech in Blackpool has been seen as an attempt by the prime minister to move on from the vote of no confidence held on his leadership.Boris Johnson has just announced a raft of eye-catching housing measures designed to reset his premiership following Monday’s bruising vote of no confidence.In a speech in Blackpool that ranged from taxes on olive oil and bananas to mortgages, the prime minister set out […]

today9 June 2022

benefits

Michael Gove Says He Doesn’t Know How Many People Will Benefit From New Housing Policy

Michael Gove arriving in Downing Street for a cabinet meeting. Michael Gove has admitted he has no idea how many people will take advantage of the government’s bid to help benefits claimants get mortgages.The levelling up secretary failed to answer seven times when asked for a figure during a car crash interview with Talk TV’s Julia Hartley-Brewer.At one point he even snapped: “It’s a silly question.”Boris Johnson will unveil the new […]

today9 June 2022

boris johnson

Boris Johnson’s Plan To Let Benefit Claimants Buy Homes Already Derided

Boris Johnson is shown how to fit roofing tiles during a visit to the West Carclaze Garden Village housing development in Cornwall.Boris Johnson is to announce plans to allow low-income families to use housing benefits to secure and pay for mortgages – but critics have already seized on the flaws in the plan.In a revamped version of the flagship Conservative “right to buy” policy, The Times and The Sun reported […]

today9 June 2022

Conservative Manifesto

Michael Gove Ditches Government Pledge To Build 300,000 Homes A Year

The Conservative manifesto had pledged to build 300,000 homes a year by the middle of the decadeDowning Street has said the government remains committed to building 300,000 new homes a year, despite Michael Gove suggesting the target had been ditched.The pledge was contained in the Tory manifesto in the run-up to the 2019 general election.It said: “Since 2010 there has been a considerable increase in homebuilding. We have delivered a […]

today11 May 2022

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