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Sixty Icon Labour calls on government to include shared owners in stamp duty cut
Labour has echoed calls from the housing sector to end the exclusion of shared ownership buyers from the government’s recent stamp duty relief.
Inside Housing - Posted 18/01/2018

Sixty Icon Ministers should apply stamp duty cut to shared ownership buyers
Labour is backing the sector’s call for the stamp duty cut to apply to all home purchases. John Healey explains why.
Inside Housing - Posted 18/01/2018

Sixty Icon Taxpayers owe private firms £199bn for PFI deals
Taxpayers still owe private contractors £199bn for deals signed under the Private Finance Initiative (PFI), a spending watchdog says.
BBC - Posted 18/01/2018

Taxpayers face £199 billion bill for PFI projects, says watchdog
The National Audit Office report shows payments will continue until the 2040s.
Belfast Telegraph - Posted 18/01/2018

Sixty Icon May to set timetable to reveal foreign owners of UK property
Pressure from Tory peers leads PM to promise draft legislation on register of beneficial owners by summer.
The Guardian - Posted 18/01/2018

Taxpayers to foot £200bn bill for PFI contracts – audit office
Cost of privately financing projects ‘can be 40% higher’ than using public money.
The Guardian - Posted 18/01/2018

Sixty Icon New Towns: launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group
Secretary of State for Housing speaks about the launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on New Towns.
GOV.UK - Posted 18/01/2018

PM commits to government-wide drive to tackle loneliness
Theresa May will host a reception and set out the government's plans to tackle loneliness.
GOV.UK - Posted 17/01/2018

Sixty Icon Councillor in 'Right to Buy to let' capital renting out 10 ex-authority homes
A Conservative councillor in England’s ‘Right to Buy to let’ capital has a private-rented portfolio of 10 ex-local authority homes.
Inside Housing - Posted 17/01/2018

Theresa May appoints Tracey Crouch as UK's first minister for loneliness to continue Jo Cox's work
Theresa May has appointed the country’s first minister for loneliness in order to tackle the misery endured by around nine million Britons.
London Evening Standard - Posted 17/01/2018

Jeremy Corbyn 'too old to lead Labour into next election', warn top shadow ministers
Senior frontbenchers are concerned Mr Corbyn may have to commit to being in office at the age of almost 78.
The Independent - Posted 17/01/2018

May appoints minister to tackle loneliness issues raised by Jo Cox
Tracey Crouch tasked with implementing recommendations from commission set up after the MP’s death.
The Guardian - Posted 17/01/2018

Sixty Icon Minister for loneliness appointed to continue Jo Cox's work
A minister for loneliness, a project first started by the late MP Jo Cox, has been announced by Downing Street.
BBC - Posted 17/01/2018

Sixty Icon £29 million extra to boost councils’ support for vulnerable children
Councils will receive an additional £29 million to boost their support for unaccompanied asylum seeking children.
GOV.UK - Posted 16/01/2018

Sixty Icon Cabinet reshuffle for housing ministers
Government confirms new name for department as part of the ministerial reshuffle.
24 Housing - Posted 16/01/2018

Carillion news: Taxpayer picks up bill as Government scrambles to stop construction giant's collapse causing chaos in schools and hospitals
Ministers scrambled today to stop the collapse of Carillion from causing chaos in schools, hospitals and other public services — with taxpayers picking up the bill for the emergency intervention.
London Evening Standard - Posted 16/01/2018

Sixty Icon Government promises to fund Carillion's public contracts
The government has promised to provide funding to ensure all of Carillion’s government contracts continue, following the compulsory liquidation of the firm this morning.
Construction News (register) - Posted 16/01/2018

Carillion collapse shows it’s time to ‘take back control’ of services – Corbyn
The Labour leader says privatisation in the public sector has ‘wreaked havoc’.
Belfast Telegraph - Posted 16/01/2018

Sixty Icon Tory council criticised for 'demonising' rough sleepers in posters
Campaign by Gloucester city council suggesting people who beg on street may not be homeless is termed ‘shameful’.
The Guardian - Posted 16/01/2018

Carillion collapse: Ministers hold emergency meeting
Cabinet ministers have concluded a crisis meeting about keeping vital public services going after the collapse of contractor Carillion.
BBC - Posted 16/01/2018

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