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Incoming MPs fear young will rent for life

Just before the General Election, a poll of future MPs published by the National Housing Federation has revealed that nine in 10 (89%) are worried that most under-30s in their constituency will not be able to afford to buy a home in a decade’s time. This echoes young...
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8,000 social homes lost in a decade

Estate regeneration schemes are leading to more homes being built – but there is an overall decline in those available for social rent. The report ‘Knock It Down or Do It Up?’, from the London Assembly’s Housing Committee, looks at how to improve the process of regenerating housing...
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100 councils set to freeze Council Tax

Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles today (10 February 2015) welcomed the news that over 100 local authorities are set to freeze or lower their Council Tax this year. New figures showed that 114 town halls and police authorities will take up the offer of the government’s freeze grant,...
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Time to end bin blight

New ways of tackling the scourge of ‘bin blight, that affects thousands of homeowners across the UK must be found, according to a new report by the NHBC Foundation. As the UK increases its recycling of domestic waste, there has been a growth in the numbers of bins...
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Housebuilding efforts reap real results

The numbers of new homes in England has risen by 10% over the past year – the highest percentage increase in 12 years, new figures today show (13 November 2014). Housing Minister Brandon Lewis welcomed the news, which means the government has now delivered over half a million...
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Real-terms cut in Council Tax for fourth year

New official figures show that the average Council Tax bill in England has fallen in real-terms for the fourth year, as almost two-thirds of town halls have taken up the government’s freeze offer, Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles announced today (26 March 2014). National statistics released today reveal...
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Almost half of all councils already pledging to freeze or cut council tax

Residents and hard pressed families will be delighted to hear that now over 200 councils have already signalled they intend to help with the cost of living by taking up our council tax freeze offer, Communities and Local Government Secretary EricPickles has confirmed.

Over 200 councils in England are preparing to vote this month to freeze or reduce council tax next year according to public information.

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