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Local authority new build programmes and lifting the HRA borrowing caps


Local authority new build programmes and lifting the HRA borrowing caps


The ‘borrowing caps’ that restricted investment by most councils in building new council housing were lifted a year ago. The government promised that it heralded ‘a new generation of council homes’ in England.

This report assesses the impact of this important change, judges whether Treasury projections are likely to be met and sets out the constraints which councils still face in building the homes that local communities need.

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