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July 4, 2019

The draft new London Plan says 50% of all new homes should be ‘genuinely affordable’, but up to 70% of these could be intermediate tenures such as shared ownership homes for households who are not on the waiting list for social housing. To prevent confusion, we've developed this handy guide…

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July 4, 2019

Less than 5,000 new homes either for social or 'affordable' rent were built in London in 2016-17. Yet the Mayor's latest assessment of housing need shows that more than 40,000 new homes are needed per year in London if we are to address London's backlog of unmet need as well…

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December 16, 2018

Until 2019, there was a very restrictive limit to what councils in the UK could borrow in order to build new social and affordable housing (the Housing Revenue Account borrowing cap). To get around this restriction, many councils established partnerships with the private sector, including by establishing separate wholly owned…

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December 16, 2018

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and Section 106 Agreements are both mechanisms used by local councils to require developers of new housing to help finance the infrastructure needed to support their schemes. This briefing explains the difference between the two, and how they work.

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March 2, 2018

Our response to the consultation on the Mayor of London’s Draft New London Plan.

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December 16, 2016

130 tenant representatives from across London attended our Annual Conference in 2016 to discuss what next following the government’s Housing and Planning Act. This conference report summarises the presentations and discussions held.

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July 8, 2015

Written submission ( 2015) and proposals to London Assembly on negative impacts of extending the right to buy to housing associations.

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December 1, 2010

The Government sets out its view that social housing is a broken, centrally-controlled system, with inflexible ‘lifetime’ tenancies and rents, and that it is in need of reform. At best, the proposals simply ignore the huge need for low-cost secure rented housing in stable communities where households may safely raise…

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