News 02/11/18: More than 70% hit by housing benefit caps are single parents
Budget to support new housing, high streets and local services
Budget will boost efforts to build homes, restore the dream of home ownership, help our high streets and support councils to deliver local services, says Communities Secretary.
Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP welcomed the Budget and said it will boost efforts to build the homes communities need, restore the dream of home ownership, help our high streets and support councils to deliver local services.
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More than 70% hit by housing benefit caps are single parents
Housing sector bodies have spoken out against the “cruel and ineffective” benefit cap after it was revealed that more than 70% of those who have seen their housing benefit capped were single parent households.
Figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions yesterday revealed that 58,000 households in Great Britain had their housing benefit capped in August this year.
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Miliband: social housing investment could heal Brexit divisions
Long-term investment in social housing will help to fix divisions in the UK caused by the country’s exit from the European Union, former Labour leader Ed Miliband has said.
Mr Miliband, who was Labour leader for five years up until 2015, said that greater investment in social housing would be a move that would help unite remain and leave voters.
For more information on Miliband’s housing idea, read here.
Identifying land to help solve the UK’s housing shortage
With the Government’s current target to build 300,000 homes every year, the pressure is on both constructors and landowners to deliver. Gallagher, the property developer and investment company, has been identifying, acquiring and promoting strategic plots of land for more than 60 years.
Today it controls around 8,500 acres of land; plots which have planning permission or are likely to get consent from local authorities that increasingly need more residential communities as well as mixed-use and commercial developments.
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