Response: CLG - New Homes Bonus

By: Deborah Garvie  Published: December 2010


Summary

We strongly support the principle of an enhanced payment to incentivise affordable housing. However, we would like to see the affordable housing enhancement distinguish between different types of affordable housing.

We are also concerned about the impact on affordable house building of the general unit of reward being based on the national average band of each dwelling built. 

The incentive should also be viewed in the context of a 60 per cent cut to housing capital funding.

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