London Boroughs to recieve £40m ‘New Homes Bonus’

Data released from CLG this week indicates that London Boroughs will receive just under £40 million in New Homes Bonus payments in the first year of the scheme, reflecting the 26,000 new units built in London between October 2009 and 2010. Extrapolating this data for new housing completions, CLG anticipates that London Boroughs will receive around … [Read more...]

Capital Momentum

In this latest Future of London Policy in Focus Paper, Tom Symons of the New Local Government Network asks can new funding sources, such as pension funds or municipal bonds, help us sustain capital investment in infrastructure and regeneration during a time of national fiscal consolidation? In particular, the merits of linking pension funds to … [Read more...]

Rhetoric to Reality – new FoL policy focus paper

The latest Future of London Policy Focus paper is now online. Andrew Heywood, a visiting fellow at the Smith Institute, has contributed summary report of his latest work looking at the provision of affordable housing. Andrew was the keynote speaker at our recent Breakfast Seminar examining the future of Intermediate Housing in London. You can … [Read more...]