Calls for government help to build homes

Fri 3rd October 2014, 9:52 am

The Islington councillor, James Murray, has called on central government to increase investment to help local authorities build new homes.

The policy report, "The role of local government in a modern state", recommends measures central government can introduce to achieve this, such as removing borrowing caps.

Murray writes: “This paper argues for a fairer distribution of funding, for councils to borrow more to build homes, and for funding to be devolved in areas where councils are best-placed to act.”

The report was published by the Centre for Labour and Social Studies.

Read it in full here.


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