Housing minister: we will act 'as quickly as possible' on rent policy

09/03/2017 | By Luke Cross , David Blackman

Housing minister Gavin Barwell has pledged to deliver certainty over future rent policy ‘as quickly as possible’, in what marks the latest sign that the UK government sees housing associations and their investors as part of the solution to the country’s housing crisis.

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Majority of 'flexible' grant to support home ownership, says HCA

05/01/2017 | By Luke Cross

Bidding opens for £1.4bn of new grant with another £1.3bn of existing funding available outside London, but ‘majority of expenditure’ to support home ownership products.


Housing minister: HAs free to choose tenure but government expects to maximise supply

24/11/2016 | By Luke Cross

Housing minister Gavin Barwell has said providers will get total flexibility in their bids for grant funding - but veered away from support for social rent by stressing that government will be looking to maximise the supply it gets for its money.

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Chancellor confirms £1.4bn government grant for mix of tenures

23/11/2016 | By Luke Cross

A revised affordable homes programme will provide an extra £1.4bn of funding that can be used for a range of housing types including affordable rent, shared ownership and rent to buy, it was announced today.

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HCA invites bids for £4.7bn home ownership funding


Housing associations and private builders are being invited to bid for £4.7bn of grant funding in what marks a ‘decisive shift’ by government towards support for home ownership.

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