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Levelling-up the land market under Labour
On the 6th August 2020 the Conservative Government announced a change to the standard method for calculating the housing need requirement. The debate had up until this point shifted from the ‘numbers’ question. Towards the ‘how’ and ‘where’. Now the proposed new method seeks to achieve a ‘fair share’ under Boris Johnson's 'levelling-up' agenda. But is this the …
We can’t end homelessness without sweeping legal reform
The four nations of the UK have some of the most generous legal entitlements for people facing homelessness. The legacy of Cathy Come Home is the Housing (Homeless Persons) Act of 1977. Since then more than four million households have been helped into alternative housing because they qualify for this almost unique addition to a western welfare state. …
Working from home or living at work?
On March 23rd, 2020 UK was formally placed into lockdown. Those who were not key workers were asked to not work or to work from home. This meant the decades-old tradition of working professionals putting on suits and commuting into work to go into an office and sit at a desk for several hours a day ended. Abruptly. …
Shared ownership: a scheme beyond repair?
Shared ownership has its benefits, but it is not the panacea for the country’s housing crisis.   Home ownership is becoming an ever-distant dream. Nowhere is this seen more acutely than in London where exorbitant house prices mean exorbitant private rents are often considered the only viable option. So those with the opportunity to get on the property ladder through …
Shared ownership – affordable housing or overpriced?
With property prices for first time buyers increasing 69% over the past 10 years[1] and an average deposit of £47,059 needed it is no surprise that shared ownership is thought to be a good option for first time buyers. The part-rent part-buy properties are mainly developed by housing associations as “low cost home ownership” and so can qualify …
The ‘Planning White Paper’ and a basis for possible reform
The Government’s Planning White Paper proposes to replace the current regime of local authority determination of specific development proposals by a system of zoning. Local Plans would define three zones: growth zone (where designated sites have “outline permission”), renewal zone (statutory presumption in favour of development being granted for the uses specified as being suitable), Protected zone (“more …

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#ICYMI Housing as a Human Right?

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Register for the upcoming #LHG Online Conference 2020 via the link below!

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We can’t end homelessness without sweeping legal reform writes Matthew Downie, Director of Policy and External Affairs for Crisis in the latest #redbrickblog 🧱

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📲 https://redbrickblog.co.uk/2020/09/we-cant-end-homelessness-without-sweeping-legal-reform/
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Don't miss out for tonight's event.

Step 1: Register for #LabourConnected

Step 2: Check email for login details and ensure you have Zoom downloaded in order to watch

Step 3: Login to #LabourConnected

Step 4: Watch Labour Housing Group session by clickinh the following link at 7:30pm Monday 21st September 2020

https://connected.labour.org.uk/s601

We shall endeavour to publish a recording after the event.

Further details below:

https://labourhousing.org/news/lhg-labour-connected-fringe-event-housing-as-a-human-right/
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🧱 Latest #redbrickblog out now! 🧱

After a few weeks – the “Boffice” was not as great as we thought it was. People were not working from home. They were living at work.

Article written by Cathleen Clarke who is running to be Chair of Young Labour.

https://redbrickblog.co.uk/2020/09/working-from-home-or-living-at-work/
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#ICYMI: Shared ownership has its benefits, but it is not the panacea for the country’s housing crisis writes London Assembley Member Len Duvall for #redbrickblog

https://redbrickblog.co.uk/2020/09/shared-ownership-a-scheme-beyond-repair/

Socialist Housing Policies 🏘️ for a Recovering Britain 🇬🇧

🌹Making a Reality of a Decent Home For All🌹

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Great housing ideas in member Policy session at Connected: MOT for all private rented properties, and national portfolio of places taken back from Buy To Let owners in debt.

Join the #LHG Online Housing Conference 2020

📅 3rd Oct 2020
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🌹 Socialist Housing Policies for a Recovering 🌹

Keynote speeches from @ThangamMP and
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Followed by member workshops 🏗️

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That was a great fringe event 🏘️"Housing As A Human Right? @LabourHousing & @LabourCHR with passionate & inspiring speakers @leilanifarha Becky Ross @matthew_downie @ThangamMP and @Melantha___
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