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£1 billion fund created to help build thousands more homes

17/11/18 Author: Charles Wilson

A new fund is being created to help speed up the delivery of thousands of new homes across England. Housing Secretary James Brokenshire says the government is entering into a partnership with Barclays Bank to provide £1 billion of loan finance to... Read More

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New Mental Capacity Act law to ‘protect vulnerable in care’

12/11/18 Author: Charles Wilson

The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill will replace the current system known as ‘Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards’ (DoLs). Read More

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First-time home buyers save £284m because of stamp duty cut

04/11/18 Author: Charles Wilson

More than 120,000 first-time home buyers have saved a total of £284m because of the cuts to stamp duty introduced last November, according to government figures. The first £300,000 of the price of a property is now exempt from tax for people... Read More

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Surge in couples citing unreasonable behaviour for quick divorce

08/10/18 Author: Michele Wright

There has been a huge rise in the number of couples citing “unreasonable behaviour” as grounds for obtaining a quick divorce. Read More

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New Town Development Corporations to deliver more homes

01/10/18 Author:

The corporations will be accountable to local councils and be responsible for new towns and garden communities in their area. Read More

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