Newcastle to use public health money to support public parks funding

Newcastle City Council is preparing to set up a mutual organisation to take over its parks service, with substantial funding set to come from the public health department. The council has said it expects... continue

6 Mar 2017RUDI News

Councils to benefit from long-term financial certainty with 4-year funding settlement

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that councils will continue to benefit from the long-term financial certainty of a 4-year funding settlement, helping them to plan ahead with confidence. He also confirmed he is working closely with the Chancellor of the Exchequer to determine how... continue

23 Feb 2017RUDI News
£100 billion National Housing Fund could deliver 75,000 homes a year, says study

£100 billion National Housing Fund could deliver 75,000 homes a year, says study

The drastic shortage of housing among working people could be plugged with a Government-backed National Housing Fund of £100 billion over 10 years, providing up to 75,000 extra new homes a year, a report by the independent think tank ResPublica has found. Launched in late November, the new report on housing... continue

2 Dec 2016RUDI News

Cross-government task-force will join up departmental oversight on development

Speaking an an industry lunch in November, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid stated that: 'Getting the infrastructure right is absolutely vital if new developments are going to be successful and, crucially, be welcomed by local communities. They need the roads, the utilities, the internet... continue

2 Dec 2016RUDI News

White Paper on future housing strategy delayed until 2017: land banking to be targeted

The timing for the publication of the government’s Housing White Paper has slipped. It was thought that the document may possibly be published in November and certainly before the Christmas and New Year break. However it will now be published in January, according to Planning... continue

2 Dec 2016RUDI News

Review of Homes and Communities Agency will improve efficiency and provide greater focus to housebuilding

The government has published a wide-ranging review of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) that will help improve its efficiency and provide greater focus to its housebuilding work. The Tailored Review found that the HCA is well positioned to help achieve national housebuilding ambitions and... continue

30 Nov 2016RUDI News

NAO report on DCLG finds issues with LEPs and public land disposal

The latest Departmental Overview, carried out by the National Audit Office on the Department for Communities and Local Government, summarises its performance during the year ended March 2016, together with NAO recent reports. The content of the report has been shared with the Department to ensure... continue

16 Nov 2016RUDI News

EC boosts funding for climate mitigation in run up to COP22 in November

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)’s Green Economy Transition approach is increasing the volume of our sustainable financing and broaden its scope after close to 200 countries signed up to a historic Climate Agreement in Paris at the end of 2015. The focus in 2016 and... continue

18 Oct 2016RUDI News

Funding update for British projects reliant on EU funding

Following his announcement in August, which guaranteed funds for projects signed up until the Autumn Statement, the Chancellor has now extended this guarantee to the point at which the UK departs the EU. The Chancellor confirmed that the government will guarantee EU funding for structural and... continue

5 Oct 2016RUDI News

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