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- 30 Aug
RECENT ANALYSIS FINDS THAT THE HELP TO BUY SCHEME HAS ADDED TO THE INFLATION OF HOUSE PRICES
The analysis of the Help to Buy Scheme revealed the following:The chief executive of Paradigm Housing Group, Matthew Bailes, said:" ... clearly, it worked well for developers, and for providers, it was largely neutral, and part of the game if you wanted to buy new stock."Arguably, it suited the Housing Corporation too, by helping it to achieve its targets while claiming to have squeezed grant...
- 22 Aug
A NORTH WALES COUNCIL REVEALED THEIR WAITING LIST FOR NEW HOMES HAS REACHED BREAKING POINT
The north Wales Council revealed their waiting list for new homes has reached "breaking point".According to Clare Budden, Flintshire Council's community enterprise chief officer said:"There are currently just over 1,600 people on Flintshire County Council's waiting list for housing."This compares with just over 1,200 at the end of September 2016 demonstrating the growing need for social housing...
- 18 Aug
AT LEAST 1 IN 25 NHS JOBS IN THAMES VALLEY IS VACANT
The NHS employed over one million people in England in March, which is 2% more than the previous year.The NHS in Thames Valley has grown, employing with an equivalent of 433 more people full-time in March 2017 than it did in March 2016.The new data which includes both frontline doctors, nurses and support staff shows the following about Thames Valley:What do you think?Please tweet comments...
- 17 Aug
HOMELESSNESS POLICY IS UNDER REVIEW IN A NORTHAMPTONSHIRE COUNCIL
Kettering Borough Council has amended its letters to homeless residents to let them know of their right to request a temporary accommodation review.According to an ombudsman, Michael King:"People in temporary accommodation have a legal right to a review of that accommodation, and ultimately to have that review considered by the courts."But they can only follow this process if councils tell them...
- 15 Aug
FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS HAVE CAUSED THE CLOSURE OF MANY CHILDREN AND YOUTH CENTRES
Local Government Association (LGA) made the following findings:Chair of the LGA's children and young people board, Richard Watts, said: "The reality is that services for the care and protection of vulnerable children are now, in many areas, being pushed to breaking point. Government must commit to the life chances of children and young people by acting urgently to address the growing funding...
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