Archive: Housing And Planning

Government accused of U-turn over home information packs

Ministers accused of U-turn over home buyer packs

The government was accused of making a major U-turn last night when it announced a key plank of the new home information packs (Hips) would be delayed.

  • John Prescott insists he will not resign over Anschutz row

    Prescott defiant over Dome row

    John Prescott has insisted he will not resign over the row about his meetings with an American billionaire bidding to host Britain's first super-casino.

  • Prescott is facing a Parliamentary inquiry

    Prescott facing Dome inquiry

    John Prescott is facing an inquiry from the parliamentary watchdog over his failure to declare a stay at the home of an American billionaire.

  • Government slammed for failing to consider water supply in house building plans

    Peers attack government housing plans

    The government's plans to build 200,000 more homes in the south east of England fail to properly take into account the strain it would put on water supplies, peers warn today.

  • Government proposes housing benefit sanctions for anti-social families

    Anti-social families to lose housing benefit

    People evicted from their homes for anti-social behaviour risk losing their housing benefits for up to five years if they refuse to change their ways, under a new pilot scheme.

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