Saturday, 4 February 2017

Labour backs council house initiative

Labour shadow housing minister John Healey has urged the Government to remove the cap on borrowing by councils in order to allow them to raise money against their existing housing stock to pay for new social housing. He estimated that the proposal could pave the way for 60,000 new council homes over five years, lowering rents and cutting housing benefit bills.
Independent i, Page: 6

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