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Housing benefit cuts: how will it play out in Lambeth

SE11 Lurker has done some stirling sniffing about to try and work out how the housing benefit rate cap introduced by George Osborne in June will play out in Lambeth, using a Freedom of Information Act request. Number of Lambeth residents affected by government’s new housing cap: And now the data is in… In Week [...]

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Southwark appoints contractors for 10 years of building

Southwark appoints contractors for 10 years of building

Southwark has appointed five contractors to a £530 million construction and refurbishment contract for its housing stock, according to the Construction Index News. Five contractors have been picked for a giant housing construction and refurbishment contract in south London. Apollo, Wates, Breyer, A&E Elkins, and Saltash Enterprises have been selected by the London Borough of [...]

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Lambeth LibDems attack Lambeth Living

They must have put something the water at Lambeth LibDem HQ (assuming there is such a thing). There’s been a series of aggressive posts about Lambeth Labour throughout the year, and now they’re gunning for Lambeth Living: As a creature Lambeth Living was always slightly more grotesque than Dr Frankenstein’s Monster. It was the hurried [...]

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Does Lambeth have a huge housing problem?

Does Lambeth have a huge housing problem?

The Streatham Guardian is reporting that Lambeth’s housing waiting list has grown pretty dramatically: The latest figures released by the council show more than 20,000 people are on the mainstream housing waiting list, compared to 17,000 at the same time last year. via Rocketing numbers on housing list is “dire situation” (From Your Local Guardian). [...]

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