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Member Briefing: Impact of Social Rent Cuts on House Builders

Date: 10/11/15

Impact of Social Rent Cuts on House Builders

Ministerial Letter to Local Authorities

Dear HBF member

I am very pleased to advise that the Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Brandon Lewis, sent the letter that's attached below, yesterday (9th November) to all local authorities urging them to expedite as quickly as possible S106 Affordable Housing renegotiations as a consequence of the social rent cuts. HBF has been working with officials at No.10, DCLG and Treasury for some weeks, pressing for an urgent letter to local authorities. We are very pleased that the letter has now been sent.

It is now down to local authorities to respond. To test the impact of the letter, we intend to survey HBF house builder members again, probably early in the New Year, to get feedback on your experiences with local authorities.

Please click here, to view the letter:

Many thanks

John Stewart

Director of Economic Affairs