New generation of council housing announced

The government has announced borrowing restrictions will be removed enabling councils to play a key role in delivering the homes their communities need.

By lifting the Housing Revenue Account borrowing cap, councils should be able to deliver an estimated 10,000 additional homes a year, dubbed by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government as ‘the next generation of council housing’.

Councils in areas of high affordability pressure have already been invited to bid for a share of £1 billion extra borrowing to build much needed homes. Removing the borrowing cap entirely is also likely to diversify the house building market, with councils being better able to take on projects and sites that private developers would consider too small.

Event Diary

The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.