Government awards £105m to bridge housing viability gap

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Chancellor Philip Hammond and Communities Secretary Sajid Javid have confirmed the first round of allocations from the £5bn Housing Infrastructure Fund, backing 18 projects across the region with awards of between £300,000 and £12m.

Liverpool to approve spend on public spaces

Section 106 contributions amounting to around £284,000 are to be invested in a series of improvements for Liverpool’s public spaces, with a report to tomorrow's council cabinet meeting recommending approval.

Rotheram asks for more housing powers

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Housing issues including a stamp duty holiday, a devolved Housing Investment Fund and a model to tackle homelessness are among the items set out as priorities by Liverpool City Region metro mayor Steve Rotheram ahead of this week’s Autumn Budget.