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star this property date less than 2016-10-19more like thismore than 2016-10-19
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Almshouses more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the service provided by almshouses to local communities. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL2470 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-01more like thismore than 2016-11-01
unstar this property answer text <p>Almhouses have for many hundreds of years played, and continue to play, an important role in providing homes for those in need in communities across the country.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2016-11-01T15:42:14.167Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-01T15:42:14.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-08more like thismore than 2016-11-08
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Combined Authorities: Bristol more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made in delivering a combined authority including Bristol City Council and surrounding councils. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL3122 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-16more like thismore than 2016-11-16
unstar this property answer text <p>On 4 July 2016, the three West of England Councils published a scheme, in accordance with the legislation, setting out their proposals for a mayoral combined authority, on which they undertook a consultation ending on 15 August 2016. Subsequently, as statute requires, the councils submitted a summary of the consultation responses to the Secretary of State. The next step in the statutory process is for the Secretary of State to seek the consent of the three councils to the making of an Order, which subject to Parliament’s approval, will establish the West of England Combined Authority and confer new powers on it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2016-11-16T17:27:04.46Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-16T17:27:04.46Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2016-11-08more like thismore than 2016-11-08
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Combined Authorities: South Yorkshire more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress is being made in delivering a combined authority in South Yorkshire and surrounding areas. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL3124 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-16more like thismore than 2016-11-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The Sheffield City Region Combined Authority was established on 1st April 2014. On 1st July 2016, the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority published a scheme, in accordance with the legislation, setting out proposals, including for the expansion of the city region to include Chesterfield and Bassetlaw District Councils. The City Region undertook a consultation on these proposals ending on 12 August 2016, as statute requires, and subsequently submitted a summary of the consultation responses to the Secretary of State. The next step in the statutory process is for the Secretary of State to consider whether or not, subject to Parliament's approval and the consent of the councils concerned, to implement the proposals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2016-11-16T17:24:36.427Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-16T17:24:36.427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Council Housing more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action are they taking to support council tenants who want to form housing cooperatives. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL2800 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
unstar this property answer text <p>We encourage local authorities to work closely with their communities to look at the range of options open to them. This may include forming community led groups, such as co-operatives, Community Land Trusts or Tenant Management Organisations. My officials continue to discuss issues affecting co-operative housing more generally with the co-operative sector.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Council tenants have the Right to Manage, which enables them to set up a Tenant Management Organisation (a management co-operative) to manage the homes in their area, with a management allowance from the Council. The Tenant Empowerment Programme, £2 million in 2014/15 and £1 million in 2015/16, supports social housing tenants to engage in, manage and/or take control of their housing services. This includes training, support and funding to enable tenant groups to take up their Right to Manage. There are currently over 200 Tenant Management Organisations across England, managing around 80,000 homes.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In October 2012, we funded the Co-operatives UK to establish and run the Community Shares Unit to grow a sustainable market and promote the long term success of the community shares model, as a means to raising equity finance and increasing participation in community enterprises and projects. Community-led housing is one of the areas identified as requiring development.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are also encouraging community led organisations, including co-operatives, to apply for funding through the 2015-18 Affordable Homes Programme. The Homes and Communities Agency has held back over 25% of their £1.7 billion budget, for which it is now inviting bids. This should be of particular help to smaller community-led organisations.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2014-11-20T15:55:45.573Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-20T15:55:45.573Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-24more like thismore than 2016-11-24
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Council Housing: Construction more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of the new £18 million fund to accelerate house building will be used to build council houses. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL3536 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-08more like thismore than 2016-12-08
unstar this property answer text <p>The £18 million fund is a ‘capacity fund’ to tackle planning issues that can cause delay and prevent builders from getting on site and starting work quickly.</p><p>It can be used to facilitate house building on all ownership and tenure models.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2016-12-08T15:32:50.757Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-08T15:32:50.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-24more like thismore than 2016-11-24
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Council Housing: Construction more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the 40,000 affordable housing starts announced in the Autumn Statement they expect to be council houses. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL3537 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-07more like thismore than 2016-12-07
unstar this property answer text <p>In the Autumn Statement the Chancellor announced a £1.4 billion expansion of the Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme (SOAHP) 2016-21 and a relaxation of restrictions on tenure. The expanded and more flexible programme will allow providers to have the agility to quickly and effectively respond with the right products to local needs and markets. Local authorities, along with other providers, are able to bid into the programme, and so the proportion of the 40,000 starts that local authorities build will become clear through the bids that are submitted during the continuous market engagement phase.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2016-12-07T15:35:02.377Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-07T15:35:02.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-17more like thismore than 2016-03-17
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Council Housing: Finance more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the difference between a local authority being able to recover (1) its expenses, and (2) its reasonable costs, in matters relating to its duties around housing legislation. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL7174 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-04more like thismore than 2016-04-04
unstar this property answer text <p>Local housing authorities incur a range of costs when carrying out their statutory homelessness duties. They have powers to require households to pay reasonable costs towards both the accommodation that it secures for them and property storage costs, however they cannot require households to pay actual costs where these are more than those determined to be reasonable. Authorities determine what constitutes a reasonable cost by taking account of a household’s personal circumstances, its finances and the nature of the accommodation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2016-04-04T15:56:31.04Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-04T15:56:31.04Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-04-03more like thismore than 2017-04-03
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Council Housing: Greater London more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their most recent assessment of the financial implications for London borough councils of housing families without access to public funds, and what plans they have to make additional funds available to these authorities. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL6533 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-19more like thismore than 2017-04-19
unstar this property answer text <p>Our 2015 Spending Review took account of the costs to councils of supporting families with no recourse to public funds, and set out a sustainable basis for local authorities to discharge their functions. Councils in England will receive more than £200 billion for local services over this Parliament.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-04-19T12:54:52.933Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-19T12:54:52.933Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2016-03-17more like thismore than 2016-03-17
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Council Housing: Subsidies more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the level of subsidy from the public purse provided for council housing. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL7173 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-24more like thismore than 2016-03-24
unstar this property answer text <p>Local housing authorities do not receive subsidy from the Exchequer; the Localism Act 2011 abolished Housing Revenue Account Subsidy.</p><p>The Housing Revenue Account Self-Financing Determinations published in 2012 provided a once and for all settlement that allows local housing authorities in England to keep all their rental income in return for a rebalancing of housing debt.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2016-03-24T15:56:58.257Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-24T15:56:58.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-13more like thismore than 2016-09-13
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Council Tax more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the cost pressures on local authorities, and whether in the light of that assessment they have plans to give local authorities greater freedoms to raise income locally by removing the requirement to hold referendums before raising Council Tax above two per cent. more like this
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Lord Porter of Spalding more like this
star this property uin HL1875 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-26more like thismore than 2016-09-26
unstar this property answer text <p>Councils account for around a quarter of all public spending and have an important role to play in tackling the deficit. The 2015 Spending Review looked across all local government spending and as a result the Government provided a £3.5 billion package to tackle the pressures of adult social care. This included giving councils the additional freedom to introduce an adult social care precept worth 2 per cent, which could raise nearly £2billion by 2019-20. The Government remains committed to working with local authorities to keep council tax low for hard-working families and set out its proposals for council tax referendum principles for 2017-18 in the Local Government Finance Settlement Technical Consultation, published on 15 September 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2016-09-26T14:57:06.883Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-26T14:57:06.883Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Porter of Spalding more like this