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star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Revenue and Customs more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff of each grade resigned from the Large Business Service team of HM Revenue and Customs in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14 and (e) 2014-15 to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
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Shabana Mahmood more like this
star this property uin 218593 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Until 31 March 2014 HMRC’s Large Business Service dealt with the tax affairs of the 800 largest businesses in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>From 1 April 2014 HMRC’s new Large Business directorate deals with the tax affairs of the 2,100 largest businesses in the UK.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Large Business Service</p><p> </p><p>Resignations by grade</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(a) 2010-11</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>SCS</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Grade 6</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Grade 7</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Band T</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Senior Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Higher Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Assistant Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Admin Assistant</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HC</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1</p></td><td> </td><td> </td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p><strong>9 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>FTE</p></td><td><p>1.00</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1.00</p></td><td> </td><td> </td><td><p>5.00</p></td><td><p>1.00</p></td><td> </td><td><p>0.58</p></td><td><p><strong>8.47</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(b) 2011-12</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>SCS</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Grade 6</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Grade 7</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Band T</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Senior Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Higher Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Assistant Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Admin Assistant</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HC</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td> </td><td><p><strong>10</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>FTE</p></td><td> </td><td><p>0.8</p></td><td><p>1.41</p></td><td> </td><td><p>0.65</p></td><td><p>2.00</p></td><td><p>1.6</p></td><td><p>1.58</p></td><td> </td><td><p><strong>8.04</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(c) 2012-13</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>SCS</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Grade 6</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Grade 7</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Band T</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Senior Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Higher Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Assistant Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Admin Assistant</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HC</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td> </td><td> </td><td><p><strong>8 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>FTE</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2.00</p></td><td><p>1.00</p></td><td><p>0.3</p></td><td><p>1.95</p></td><td><p>1.00</p></td><td> </td><td> </td><td><p><strong>7.25</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(d) 2013-14</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>SCS</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Grade 6</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Grade 7</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Band T</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Senior Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Higher Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Assistant Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Admin Assistant</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HC</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td> </td><td> </td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td> </td><td><p><strong>13 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>FTE</p></td><td><p>0.86</p></td><td><p>1.28</p></td><td><p>2.00</p></td><td> </td><td> </td><td><p>1.69</p></td><td><p>2.61</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td> </td><td><p><strong>11.44</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(e) 2014-15 to date</p><p> </p><p>Not Available</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-03-26T09:59:13.427Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-26T09:59:13.427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Revenue and Customs more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff of each grade worked in the Large Business Service team of HM Revenue and Customs in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13, (d) 2013-14 and (e) 2014-15 to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Ladywood more like this
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Shabana Mahmood more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Until 31 March 2014 HMRC’s Large Business Service dealt with the tax affairs of the 800 largest businesses in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>From 1 April 2014 HMRC’s new Large Business directorate deals with the tax affairs of the 2,100 largest businesses in the UK.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>LBS (a) 2010-11</p><p> </p><p>Staff in Post end March 2011</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>SIP by Grade</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>SCS</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Grade 6</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Grade 7</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Band T</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Senior Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Higher Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Assistant Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Admin Assistant</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HC</p></td><td><p>61</p></td><td><p>141</p></td><td><p>256</p></td><td><p>28</p></td><td><p>135</p></td><td><p>442</p></td><td><p>193</p></td><td><p>121</p></td><td><p>61</p></td><td><p><strong>1438 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>FTE</p></td><td><p>59.08</p></td><td><p>133.12</p></td><td><p>244.13</p></td><td><p>28.00</p></td><td><p>128.43</p></td><td><p>417.67</p></td><td><p>175.84</p></td><td><p>112.58</p></td><td><p>54.13</p></td><td><p><strong>1352.98 </strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>LBS (b) 2011-12</p><p> </p><p>Staff in Post end March 2012</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>SCS</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Grade 6</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Grade 7</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Band T</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Senior Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Higher Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Assistant Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Admin Assistant</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HC</p></td><td><p>63</p></td><td><p>126</p></td><td><p>238</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>120</p></td><td><p>389</p></td><td><p>180</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>59</p></td><td><p><strong>1306 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>FTE</p></td><td><p>60.89</p></td><td><p>117.75</p></td><td><p>225.91</p></td><td><p>21.00</p></td><td><p>111.23</p></td><td><p>362.47</p></td><td><p>161.24</p></td><td><p>100.34</p></td><td><p>50.89</p></td><td><p><strong>1211.72 </strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>LBS (c) 2012-13</p><p> </p><p>Staff in Post end March 2013</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>SCS</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Grade 6</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Grade 7</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Band T</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Senior Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Higher Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Assistant Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Admin Assistant</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HC</p></td><td><p>54</p></td><td><p>127</p></td><td><p>212</p></td><td><p>22</p></td><td><p>111</p></td><td><p>343</p></td><td><p>159</p></td><td><p>121</p></td><td><p>45</p></td><td><p><strong>1194 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>FTE</p></td><td><p>51.87</p></td><td><p>117.97</p></td><td><p>198.46</p></td><td><p>22.00</p></td><td><p>100.58</p></td><td><p>314.24</p></td><td><p>140.22</p></td><td><p>113.10</p></td><td><p>36.47</p></td><td><p><strong>1094.91 </strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>LBS (d) 2013-14</p><p> </p><p>Staff in Post end March 2014</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>SCS</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Grade 6</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Grade 7</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Band T</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Senior Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Higher Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Assistant Officer</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Admin Assistant</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>HC</p></td><td><p>52</p></td><td><p>156</p></td><td><p>258</p></td><td><p>12</p></td><td><p>125</p></td><td><p>389</p></td><td><p>167</p></td><td><p>118</p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p><strong>1303 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>FTE</p></td><td><p>50.33</p></td><td><p>148.24</p></td><td><p>243.01</p></td><td><p>12.00</p></td><td><p>113.88</p></td><td><p>356.82</p></td><td><p>147.68</p></td><td><p>105.61</p></td><td><p>20.19</p></td><td><p><strong>1197.76 </strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>e) 2014-15 to date</p><p> </p><p>Not Available</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Witham more like this
star this property answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
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less than 2015-03-26T09:58:47.55Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-26T09:58:47.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Shabana Mahmood more like this
164322
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star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Bodies more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was spent by his Department's public bodies on employees partly or wholly employed on trade union duties in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
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Andrew Jones more like this
star this property uin 215623 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>This Government has taken action to tackle the taxpayer-funded subsidies that previously were handed to the trade unions. Such payments were poor value for money and represented an unhealthy relationship between the state and voluntary sector.</p><p> </p><p>Trade union activities and campaigning in the public sector should be funded by members' subscriptions, not bankrolled by the taxpayer. Greater freedom from state dependency will help ensure that trade union bosses better reflect and respond to the wishes and views of the grassroots members who pay the bill.</p><p> </p><p>Following the Cabinet Office review of the use of facility time and facilities in the civil service, the Department for Communities and Local Government has made a series of reforms:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Cutting back the guideline facility allocation to close to private sector benchmarks;</li><li>All trade union representatives must now spend the majority of their time in Civil Service roles – we no longer fund full-time “pilgrims”;</li><li>The Department no longer provides any funding for staff to carry out trade union activities;</li><li>Tighter controls have been implemented to prevent inappropriate use of departmental and office facilities for campaigning purposes;</li><li>The check-off facility has been ended for new entrants.</li></ul><p> </p><p>In 2013-14, the first year of the new regime, departmental facility time staffing costs were reduced to £47,620. To place in context, previous years were £153,814 in 2012-13, £140,687 in 2011-12, £177,100 in 2009-10 and £245,644 in 2008-09.</p><p> </p><p>Figures for our public bodies are shown in the attached table, and show a total reduction of £222,303 in 2013-14 on the year before. There are additional further sayings from a reduction in union expenses (now zero across the Department and our public bodies).</p><p> </p><p>We have also issued guidance to councils to follow our example in delivering sensible savings. We have amended the local government Transparency Code to increase openness and accountability over such taxpayer-funded payments to the trade unions.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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less than 2015-03-26T11:55:12.7Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-26T11:55:12.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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unstar this property file name 215623 Jones.docx more like this
star this property title Table of Figures for Public Bodies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Fraud more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the cost of (a) fraud and (b) financial error in (i) his Department, (ii) its executive agencies and (iii) its non-departmental public bodies in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Manchester Central more like this
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Lucy Powell more like this
star this property uin 218499 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>My Department has recently delivered a new anti-fraud action plan, drafted a corporate anti-fraud strategy and updated anti-fraud guidance for staff.</p><p>The attached table gives a list of identified incidents from 2009-10.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
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less than 2015-03-26T16:21:39.53Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-26T16:21:39.53Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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unstar this property file name 218499 Powell.docx more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lucy Powell more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Greater London more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of housing costs in London on the ability of employers to recruit staff; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hackney North and Stoke Newington more like this
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Ms Diane Abbott more like this
star this property uin 216724 more like this
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star this property answer text <p><strong><em>Decentralisation</em></strong></p><p> </p><p>The Coalition Government decentralised housing, regeneration and economic development to the Mayor of London from April 2012. This enables him to shape programmes and direct funding to meet London’s needs.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the transfer of housing and regeneration functions we provided a capital grant of around £2.6 billion to the Greater London Authority up to 2014-15 to fund the housing and regeneration programmes inherited from the Homes and Communities Agency, the London Development Agency and for the development of the Olympic Park.</p><p> </p><p><strong><em>Budget measures</em></strong></p><p> </p><p>Our commitment to support London was set out in the recent Budget, where the Government set out the following proposals for London:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>£1 million to allow the London Land Commission to create a comprehensive database of public sector and brownfield land.</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>£7 million to the Greater London Authority to support the development of the Croydon Growth Zone. This could unlock over 4,000 homes and 10,000 jobs.</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>£97 million of funding and a ring-fenced local 50% share of business rate growth to support the London Borough of Barnet and the Greater London Authority’s plans for the regeneration of Brent Cross. This will unlock approximately 7,500 homes of which at least 15% will be affordable.</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Consult on giving greater powers over planning on sightlines and wharves to the Mayor of London, allowing the Mayor to accelerate provision of new homes by reducing planning delays.</li></ul><p> </p><p><strong><em>Affordable housing investment</em></strong></p><p> </p><p>Government funding for new affordable housing in London is as follows: 2010-11: £1.1 billion (outturn), 2011-12: £712 million (outturn), 2012-13: £400 million (budget), 2013-14: £392 million (budget); 2014-15: £516 million (budget). However, this understates the total expenditure on new affordable housing in this Parliament. Across England, our affordable housing programme in 2011-15 is delivering £19.5 billion of public and private investment in affordable housing; about a quarter of which is being provided in London.</p><p> </p><p>This investment continues to contribute to the provision of new affordable homes for Londoners, of which 51,300 had already been delivered in London between April 2010 and the end of September 2014.</p><p> </p><p>A further £1.07 billion has been allocated from the 2015-18 Affordable Homes Programme, to deliver another 32,000 new affordable homes in London. In addition a further £180 million has been allocated from the Affordable Homes Guarantee Programme to deliver 8,700 homes. The Greater London Authority has so far announced initial grant allocations of £404 million to deliver 18,000 new homes and are now inviting further bids on a continuous market engagement basis. Again, the grant funding understates the total anticipated expenditure on affordable housing. We will deliver a total of 275,000 new affordable homes across England in 2015-20, with £38 billion of public and private investment. London’s allocation for 2018-20 has not been finalised.</p><p> </p><p><strong><em>Building more rented accommodation</em></strong></p><p> </p><p>The London Housing Bank is a new housing fund intended as a springboard to home ownership for aspirational working households on lower incomes. Through London Housing Bank, we are providing the Greater London Authority with £200 million of low-cost loan funding to deliver 3,000 – 4,000 new homes by March 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The Greater London Authority has already announced the first allocations of funding from the London Housing Bank, which will help deliver intermediate rental homes. These schemes include: Peabody Homes in Thamesmead; Isis part of the wider Hale Wharf regeneration site; and Quintain part of the continued regeneration of Wembley Park.</p><p> </p><p>Under our £1 billion Build to Rent fund we have contracted 4 schemes in London worth over £63 million and delivering 671 homes for private rent.</p><p> </p><p><strong><em>Improving social housing</em></strong></p><p> </p><p>We have awarded Decent Homes Backlog Funding of £821 million to 14 London Boroughs. This funding has so far made 42,110 homes decent. Gap funding granted to stock transfer landlords of £24 million has helped ensure that less than 0.9% of their stock failed the Decent Homes Standard at the end of March 2014.</p><p> </p><p>A further £145 million has been awarded to 9 London Boroughs to tackle their remaining Decent Homes Backlog. This will help to ensure that no more than 10% of stock in each local authority is non-decent by April 2016.</p><p> </p><p>We have also taken steps to protect leaseholders from excessive works charges imposed by local authorities.</p><p> </p><p><strong><em>Reducing empty housing</em></strong></p><p> </p><p>We have provided the Greater London Authority with £29 million to bring 1,600 empty homes back into use as affordable housing. Our full package of reforms to tackle empty housing is outlined in the written answer of 17 March 2015, Question 227326.</p><p> </p><p>London Boroughs have been allocated a total of £720 million of New Homes Bonus funding for 2011-2016, recognising over 140,000 additions to stock, and over 15,000 long-term empty properties returned to use. Almost 50,000 of these also received the premium for affordable homes.</p><p> </p><p><strong><em>Supporting self-build and custom build</em></strong></p><p> </p><p>In July 2012 we launched the Custom Build Homes Loan Fund and we delegated £5 million to the Greater London Authority to administer schemes in London. Bids exceeding this were submitted to the Greater London Authority and £4.8 million was allocated. We have exempted self-builders from Community Infrastructure Levy and Section 106 tariffs.</p><p> </p><p><strong><em>Promoting home ownership schemes</em></strong></p><p> </p><p>Since the start of the Help to Buy scheme in March 2012, over 5,300 families across London have brought a home using the support of a Government loan or guarantee, of which over 4,200 sales were to first-time buyers. This includes 2,430 under the Equity Loan sales scheme (of which 2,304 were to first-time buyers), 2,175 under the Mortgage Guarantee sales (of which 1,955 to first-time buyers) and 721 Newbuy sales (data is not available for the number of first-time buyers).</p><p> </p><p>We have reinvigorated the Right to Buy, with a proportion of the sales receipts being used to build new housing. This increases housing supply, moves people up the housing ladder and gets people off waiting lists.</p><p> </p><p><strong><em>Supporting locally-led regeneration schemes</em></strong></p><p> </p><p>We, with the Mayor, are investing each investing £200 million to create 20 new Housing Zones which will deliver 50,000 homes in London. The Mayor announced the first eleven Housing Zones in London in February 2015.</p><p> </p><p>We are working with the Greater London Authority and Transport for London to unlock 11,000 homes at Barking Riverside.</p><p> </p><p>We have invested around £125 million through Get Britain Building for twenty two schemes which has resulted in starts for 3,000 homes. The schemes include:</p><p> </p><p>Brentford Locks West – Get Britain Building funding enabled the first phase of this mixed use scheme by Isis Waterside Development to be delivered, bringing forward the first three blocks which deliver a total of 150 homes.</p><p> </p><p>Grahame Park, Brent – Get Britain Building funding unlocked a phase of this major regeneration scheme that had stalled. The first block of homes was completed in March 2014 with the final homes due to complete in March 2015.</p><p> </p><p>Lewisham Gateway - Get Britain Building funding will deliver 193 units and indirectly support the delivery of an additional 701 homes.</p><p> </p><p>We have shortlisted four housing estates in London for a share of a £150 million Government loan fund for Estate Regeneration. These schemes are in Grahame Park, in Barnet; Blackwall Reach and New Union Wharf, in Tower Hamlets and Aylesbury Estate, in Southwark. They would provide more than 8,000 new homes, of which more than 3,000 would be additional homes</p><p> </p><p>The Government announced in 2012 a UK Guarantee which would allow the Mayor of London to borrow £1 billion at a new preferential rate from the Public Works Loan Board to support the Northern Line Extension. We have aslo recently made regulations allowing the retention of 100% of business rates growth in the area from which to fund the borrowing. The extension is critical to the realisation of the £8 billion Battersea Power Station redevelopment, as well as the wider regeneration of the Vauxhall and Nine Elms area.</p><p> </p><p>Surplus Public Sector Land capable of delivering almost 28,000 homes has been sold in London. This was critical towards helping us achieve our wider ambition to dispose of land for 100,000 homes across England by the end of March 2015.</p><p> </p><p>We have supported a number of other regeneration projects in London. These include:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>£141 million capital grant to the Greater London Authority for Olympicopolis – this project aims to develop a new education and cultural quarter on the Olympic Park.</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>£10 million capital funding for the London Enterprise Fund to support the regeneration of Croydon and Tottenham (2011-12).</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Royal Albert Docks Enterprise Zone - we awarded a grant of £12 million from the ‘Building Foundations for Growth’ fund which is designed to accelerate progress on the zones to maximise long-term job creation. This supports the Mayor’s priority for growth in East London and building on past 30 years of regeneration in the wider area. Regeneration of the Royals will support the convergence of East London with the wider city area.</li></ul><p> </p><p><strong><em>Tackling homelessness and rough sleeping</em></strong></p><p> </p><p>We have supported the Mayor in tackling homelessness in London through:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>£34 million grant to tackle rough sleeping across London;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Developing a pioneering £5 million Social Impact Bond to improve the outcomes for a large group of persistent rough sleepers in London;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Providing £3.8 million from the Homelessness Transition Fund for the No Second Night Out scheme to help new rough sleepers off the street quickly in London; and</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Allocating £2.8 million of Single Homelessness funding in 2011/12 to take forward a package of measures to prevent and tackle single homelessness, including rough sleeping.</li></ul><p> </p><p>In addition we have provided £167 million Homelessness Prevention Grant to local authorities in London to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping.</p><p> </p><p>There is more to do, but I hope this illustrates the decision action taken by this Government to build more affordable homes and help people move on and up the housing ladder.</p>
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star this property answer text <p><strong><em>Decentralisation</em></strong></p><p> </p><p>The Coalition Government decentralised housing, regeneration and economic development to the Mayor of London from April 2012. This enables him to shape programmes and direct funding to meet London’s needs.</p><p> </p><p>As part of the transfer of housing and regeneration functions we provided a capital grant of around £2.6 billion to the Greater London Authority up to 2014-15 to fund the housing and regeneration programmes inherited from the Homes and Communities Agency, the London Development Agency and for the development of the Olympic Park.</p><p> </p><p><strong><em>Budget measures</em></strong></p><p> </p><p>Our commitment to support London was set out in the recent Budget, where the Government set out the following proposals for London:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>£1 million to allow the London Land Commission to create a comprehensive database of public sector and brownfield land.</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>£7 million to the Greater London Authority to support the development of the Croydon Growth Zone. This could unlock over 4,000 homes and 10,000 jobs.</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>£97 million of funding and a ring-fenced local 50% share of business rate growth to support the London Borough of Barnet and the Greater London Authority’s plans for the regeneration of Brent Cross. This will unlock approximately 7,500 homes of which at least 15% will be affordable.</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Consult on giving greater powers over planning on sightlines and wharves to the Mayor of London, allowing the Mayor to accelerate provision of new homes by reducing planning delays.</li></ul><p> </p><p><strong><em>Affordable housing investment</em></strong></p><p> </p><p>Government funding for new affordable housing in London is as follows: 2010-11: £1.1 billion (outturn), 2011-12: £712 million (outturn), 2012-13: £400 million (budget), 2013-14: £392 million (budget); 2014-15: £516 million (budget). However, this understates the total expenditure on new affordable housing in this Parliament. Across England, our affordable housing programme in 2011-15 is delivering £19.5 billion of public and private investment in affordable housing; about a quarter of which is being provided in London.</p><p> </p><p>This investment continues to contribute to the provision of new affordable homes for Londoners, of which 51,300 had already been delivered in London between April 2010 and the end of September 2014.</p><p> </p><p>A further £1.07 billion has been allocated from the 2015-18 Affordable Homes Programme, to deliver another 32,000 new affordable homes in London. In addition a further £180 million has been allocated from the Affordable Homes Guarantee Programme to deliver 8,700 homes. The Greater London Authority has so far announced initial grant allocations of £404 million to deliver 18,000 new homes and are now inviting further bids on a continuous market engagement basis. Again, the grant funding understates the total anticipated expenditure on affordable housing. We will deliver a total of 275,000 new affordable homes across England in 2015-20, with £38 billion of public and private investment. London’s allocation for 2018-20 has not been finalised.</p><p> </p><p><strong><em>Building more rented accommodation</em></strong></p><p> </p><p>The London Housing Bank is a new housing fund intended as a springboard to home ownership for aspirational working households on lower incomes. Through London Housing Bank, we are providing the Greater London Authority with £200 million of low-cost loan funding to deliver 3,000 – 4,000 new homes by March 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The Greater London Authority has already announced the first allocations of funding from the London Housing Bank, which will help deliver intermediate rental homes. These schemes include: Peabody Homes in Thamesmead; Isis part of the wider Hale Wharf regeneration site; and Quintain part of the continued regeneration of Wembley Park.</p><p> </p><p>Under our £1 billion Build to Rent fund we have contracted 4 schemes in London worth over £63 million and delivering 671 homes for private rent.</p><p> </p><p><strong><em>Improving social housing</em></strong></p><p> </p><p>We have awarded Decent Homes Backlog Funding of £821 million to 14 London Boroughs. This funding has so far made 42,110 homes decent. Gap funding granted to stock transfer landlords of £24 million has helped ensure that less than 0.9% of their stock failed the Decent Homes Standard at the end of March 2014.</p><p> </p><p>A further £145 million has been awarded to 9 London Boroughs to tackle their remaining Decent Homes Backlog. This will help to ensure that no more than 10% of stock in each local authority is non-decent by April 2016.</p><p> </p><p>We have also taken steps to protect leaseholders from excessive works charges imposed by local authorities.</p><p> </p><p><strong><em>Reducing empty housing</em></strong></p><p> </p><p>We have provided the Greater London Authority with £29 million to bring 1,600 empty homes back into use as affordable housing. Our full package of reforms to tackle empty housing is outlined in the written answer of 17 March 2015, Question 227326.</p><p> </p><p>London Boroughs have been allocated a total of £720 million of New Homes Bonus funding for 2011-2016, recognising over 140,000 additions to stock, and over 15,000 long-term empty properties returned to use. Almost 50,000 of these also received the premium for affordable homes.</p><p> </p><p><strong><em>Supporting self-build and custom build</em></strong></p><p> </p><p>In July 2012 we launched the Custom Build Homes Loan Fund and we delegated £5 million to the Greater London Authority to administer schemes in London. Bids exceeding this were submitted to the Greater London Authority and £4.8 million was allocated. We have exempted self-builders from Community Infrastructure Levy and Section 106 tariffs.</p><p> </p><p><strong><em>Promoting home ownership schemes</em></strong></p><p> </p><p>Since the start of the Help to Buy scheme in March 2012, over 5,300 families across London have brought a home using the support of a Government loan or guarantee, of which over 4,200 sales were to first-time buyers. This includes 2,430 under the Equity Loan sales scheme (of which 2,304 were to first-time buyers), 2,175 under the Mortgage Guarantee sales (of which 1,955 to first-time buyers) and 721 Newbuy sales (data is not available for the number of first-time buyers).</p><p> </p><p>We have reinvigorated the Right to Buy, with a proportion of the sales receipts being used to build new housing. This increases housing supply, moves people up the housing ladder and gets people off waiting lists.</p><p> </p><p><strong><em>Supporting locally-led regeneration schemes</em></strong></p><p> </p><p>We, with the Mayor, are investing each investing £200 million to create 20 new Housing Zones which will deliver 50,000 homes in London. The Mayor announced the first eleven Housing Zones in London in February 2015.</p><p> </p><p>We are working with the Greater London Authority and Transport for London to unlock 11,000 homes at Barking Riverside.</p><p> </p><p>We have invested around £125 million through Get Britain Building for twenty two schemes which has resulted in starts for 3,000 homes. The schemes include:</p><p> </p><p>Brentford Locks West – Get Britain Building funding enabled the first phase of this mixed use scheme by Isis Waterside Development to be delivered, bringing forward the first three blocks which deliver a total of 150 homes.</p><p> </p><p>Grahame Park, Brent – Get Britain Building funding unlocked a phase of this major regeneration scheme that had stalled. The first block of homes was completed in March 2014 with the final homes due to complete in March 2015.</p><p> </p><p>Lewisham Gateway - Get Britain Building funding will deliver 193 units and indirectly support the delivery of an additional 701 homes.</p><p> </p><p>We have shortlisted four housing estates in London for a share of a £150 million Government loan fund for Estate Regeneration. These schemes are in Grahame Park, in Barnet; Blackwall Reach and New Union Wharf, in Tower Hamlets and Aylesbury Estate, in Southwark. They would provide more than 8,000 new homes, of which more than 3,000 would be additional homes</p><p> </p><p>The Government announced in 2012 a UK Guarantee which would allow the Mayor of London to borrow £1 billion at a new preferential rate from the Public Works Loan Board to support the Northern Line Extension. We have aslo recently made regulations allowing the retention of 100% of business rates growth in the area from which to fund the borrowing. The extension is critical to the realisation of the £8 billion Battersea Power Station redevelopment, as well as the wider regeneration of the Vauxhall and Nine Elms area.</p><p> </p><p>Surplus Public Sector Land capable of delivering almost 28,000 homes has been sold in London. This was critical towards helping us achieve our wider ambition to dispose of land for 100,000 homes across England by the end of March 2015.</p><p> </p><p>We have supported a number of other regeneration projects in London. These include:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>£141 million capital grant to the Greater London Authority for Olympicopolis – this project aims to develop a new education and cultural quarter on the Olympic Park.</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>£10 million capital funding for the London Enterprise Fund to support the regeneration of Croydon and Tottenham (2011-12).</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Royal Albert Docks Enterprise Zone - we awarded a grant of £12 million from the ‘Building Foundations for Growth’ fund which is designed to accelerate progress on the zones to maximise long-term job creation. This supports the Mayor’s priority for growth in East London and building on past 30 years of regeneration in the wider area. Regeneration of the Royals will support the convergence of East London with the wider city area.</li></ul><p> </p><p><strong><em>Tackling homelessness and rough sleeping</em></strong></p><p> </p><p>We have supported the Mayor in tackling homelessness in London through:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>£34 million grant to tackle rough sleeping across London;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Developing a pioneering £5 million Social Impact Bond to improve the outcomes for a large group of persistent rough sleepers in London;</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Providing £3.8 million from the Homelessness Transition Fund for the No Second Night Out scheme to help new rough sleepers off the street quickly in London; and</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li>Allocating £2.8 million of Single Homelessness funding in 2011/12 to take forward a package of measures to prevent and tackle single homelessness, including rough sleeping.</li></ul><p> </p><p>In addition we have provided £167 million Homelessness Prevention Grant to local authorities in London to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping.</p><p> </p><p>There is more to do, but I hope this illustrates the decision action taken by this Government to build more affordable homes and help people move on and up the housing ladder.</p>
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