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CoCo, DevCo, WOC, WOS, HDV, LHC, whatever you call them council-owned housing companies are on the rise!

There has been rapid growth in the number of local authorities setting up housing companies. Generally called local housing companies (LHCs), this wave of municipal entrepreneurship has huge potential. From…

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Local Authority Right to Buy: Using, not losing your RTB receipts

Liz Anderson breaks down the rules governing how local authorities can use right to buy (RTB) receipts. The Government introduced a new RTB policy in March 2012 “Reinvigorating RTB”. This…

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Devolution - Affordable Housing programmes. London first, more to follow.

In November 2016, the Mayor of London released Homes for Londoners: Affordable Homes Programme 2016-21 funding guidance. It outlines how £3bn of government funding will be used to deliver 90,000…

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