Brexit and housing: Radical ideas wanted

A million homes by 2020 to deal with Britain’s housing crisis – that was the government commitment made just last month in the Queen’s Speech. But what chance now? Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) ministers say it is business as usual – but it plainly isn’t. The controversial Housing and Planning Act, which […]

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Government to review future of the HCA

The government is to consider scrapping the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). In a written statement published today, housing minister Brandon Lewis said the government will launch a review which would “examine the continuing need for a non-departmental public body”. It follows a tranche of government measures that will significantly water down the regulatory power […]

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