Local Government http://govtoday.co.uk/local-government/21-housing-planning Thu, 25 Oct 2012 03:51:11 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Ombudsman criticises York Council about family overcrowding http://govtoday.co.uk/local-government/21-housing-planning/13376-ombudsman-criticises-york-council-about-family-overcrowding http://govtoday.co.uk/local-government/21-housing-planning/13376-ombudsman-criticises-york-council-about-family-overcrowding

City of York Council moved a homeless family into a house that was overcrowded from the moment they moved in, finds Local Government Ombudsman, Dr Jane Martin.

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vicki.mitchem@govtoday.co.uk (Vicki Mitchem) Housing & Planning Wed, 24 Oct 2012 08:55:21 +0100
RIBA Future Trends Survey results for September 2012 http://govtoday.co.uk/local-government/21-housing-planning/13364-riba-future-trends-survey-results-for-september-2012 http://govtoday.co.uk/local-government/21-housing-planning/13364-riba-future-trends-survey-results-for-september-2012

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has published the latest results of its Future Trends Survey, the monthly monitor used to track business and employment trends affecting the architects' profession which in turn predicts the health of the wider construction industry.

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vicki.mitchem@govtoday.co.uk (Vicki Mitchem) Housing & Planning Tue, 23 Oct 2012 14:29:46 +0100
Housing and economic policies are failing - Dromey http://govtoday.co.uk/local-government/21-housing-planning/13340-housing-and-economic-policies-are-failing-dromey http://govtoday.co.uk/local-government/21-housing-planning/13340-housing-and-economic-policies-are-failing-dromey

Jack Dromey MP, Labour's Shadow Housing Minister, responding to Home Truths 2012, a report by the National Housing Federation, said:

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vicki.mitchem@govtoday.co.uk (Vicki Mitchem) Housing & Planning Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:46:04 +0100
Home Truths 2012: England http://govtoday.co.uk/local-government/21-housing-planning/13325-home-truths-2012-england http://govtoday.co.uk/local-government/21-housing-planning/13325-home-truths-2012-england

'Unsustainable' housing market leads to soaring rents and 86% jump in working people receiving housing benefit.

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vicki.mitchem@govtoday.co.uk (Vicki Mitchem) Housing & Planning Mon, 22 Oct 2012 08:51:19 +0100
'Unsustainable' housing market leads to soaring rents http://govtoday.co.uk/local-government/21-housing-planning/13319-unsustainable-housing-market-leads-to-soaring-rents http://govtoday.co.uk/local-government/21-housing-planning/13319-unsustainable-housing-market-leads-to-soaring-rents

Years of not building enough homes have led to rising rental and house prices, leaving millions of families struggling to pay for their home

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Housing & Planning Mon, 22 Oct 2012 08:26:55 +0100
Gross mortgage lending declines in September http://govtoday.co.uk/local-government/21-housing-planning/13277-gross-mortgage-lending-declines-in-september http://govtoday.co.uk/local-government/21-housing-planning/13277-gross-mortgage-lending-declines-in-september

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that gross mortgage lending in September was £11.6 billion. This is 10% lower than August's gross lending figure of £12.9 billion and a 15% fall from £13.7 billion in September 2011.

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vicki.mitchem@govtoday.co.uk (Vicki Mitchem) Housing & Planning Thu, 18 Oct 2012 09:13:48 +0100