Canlyniadau 121–140 o 2130 ar gyfer speaker:Baroness Scott of Bybrook

Housing: Young People - Motion to Take Note (14 Maw 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: The noble Baroness is right, and I have heard similar stories. That is why we have the leaseholder Bill coming through, which we will be debating in just a few weeks’ time. In 2022-23, of those reported to my department, an estimated 77% of shared ownership purchases were made by first-time buyers and 33% of those purchases were made by buyers under the age of 30—a testament to the...

Housing: Young People - Motion to Take Note (14 Maw 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: I cannot say when he will do that; all I can say is that the Act is now in statute. The NPPF is now being updated, so we will encourage and support those local authorities to get the local plans in place as soon as possible. I am being told I have run out of time, so, in conclusion, we fully recognise the unique housing needs of young people and the importance of homes to their lives. The...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Council Tax (14 Maw 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: The Government has no plans to reform the council tax system in this Parliament. A council tax revaluation would be expensive to undertake and could result in increases in bills for many households as well as disrupting the operation of the local government funding system. Council Tax levels are set by local authorities who are required to put in place council tax reduction schemes to help...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Homelessness: Government Assistance (14 Maw 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: The Government is investing over £1.2 billion in the Homelessness Prevention Grant over three years, including a £109 million top-up for 2024/25, which gives councils the funding they need to prevent homelessness and support those at risk. Local authorities can use the funding flexibly to work with landlords to prevent evictions. Through our Renters (Reform) Bill, we will abolish ‘no...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Property Management Companies: Fees and Charges (14 Maw 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: By law all variable service charges must be reasonable and, where costs relate to works or services, the works or services must be of a reasonable standard and leaseholders may challenge them at the property tribunal. It is also a legal requirement for managing and letting agents in England to belong to one of the two Government approved redress schemes. The Leasehold and Freehold Reform...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Elections: Disinformation (14 Maw 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: The Government is committed to safeguarding the UK’s elections and already has established systems and processes in place, to protect the democratic integrity of the UK. The Government has established the Defending Democracy Taskforce, which has a mandate to safeguard our democratic institutions and processes from the full range of threats, including digitally manipulated content. The...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Housing: Cooperatives (14 Maw 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: The Government is committed to supporting housing co-operatives and other providers of community-led housing. The National Planning Policy Framework sets out the Government's planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied, and was most recently revised in December 2023. The National Planning Policy Framework now includes several measures that will support the...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Building Inspectors (14 Maw 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: I refer the Noble Lady to the answer given to Question UIN 16272 on 5 March 2024. 16272 (pdf, 60.3KB)

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Social Rented Housing: Investment (13 Maw 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: Government’s £11.5 billion Affordable Homes Programme (AHP) for 2021-26 funds the construction of tens of thousands of homes across the country. These include homes for rent, for low-cost home ownership, and specialist and supported housing. It offers strong value for money. The National Audit Offices estimates that for every £1 the programme spent, the programme provides £2.70 in...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Local Government: Bankruptcy (13 Maw 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: Individual councils are responsible for managing their budgets, and any decision to issue a Section 114 report is made locally. We stand ready to speak to any council that has concerns about its ability to manage its finances or faces pressures it has not planned for. The Government monitors the financial health of local authorities on a regular basis using a wide range of data as well as...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Local Government: Bankruptcy (13 Maw 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: I refer the Noble Lord to the written statement made by the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities HCWS241 and by the Minister for Local Government HCWS300 on 5 February. The final Local Government Finance Settlement for 2024-25 makes available up to £64.7 billion, an increase in Core Spending Power of up to £4.5 billion or 7.5% in cash terms on 2023-24 – an above...

Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee ()

Social Housing (Regulation) Act 2023 (Consequential and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2024 – Baroness Scott of Bybrook. Orders and regulations

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Homelessness (11 Maw 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: The Government has made the unprecedented commitment to end rough sleeping and to fully enforce the Homelessness Reduction Act. In September 2022, we published our cross-government strategy ‘Ending Rough Sleeping for Good’, and we are investing almost £2.4 billion to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping between 2022 and 2025. We are also taking action to prevent people from becoming...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Srebrenica: Genocide (11 Maw 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: The Government has provided funding for the Remembering Srebrenica programme as outlined in the table below: Financial year Amount awarded 2013/14 £170,000 2014/15 £467,500 2015/16 £332,500 2016/17 £400,000 2017/18 £400,000 2018/19 £400,000 2019/20 £400,000 2020/21 £400,000 2021/22 £250,000 2022/23 £200,000 2023/24 £150,000* *For the current...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Regional Planning and Development: Public Lavatories (11 Maw 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: Provisions for a toilet commissioner were not included in the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Public Lavatories: Disability (11 Maw 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: Government does not record statistics on the impact of lack of public toilets on disabled people or those with specific health conditions. Local councils are empowered by the Public Health Act 1936 to provide public conveniences. We recently announced up to £30.5 million funding to local authorities in England to boost the number of Changing Places toilets for people who cannot use standard...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: First Time Buyers and Private Rented Housing ( 7 Maw 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: This Government is committed to delivering a better deal for renters, improving the private rented sector for responsible tenants and good landlords. The Renters (Reform) Bill was introduced in Parliament on 17 May 2023 and will deliver the government’s commitments. The Bill increases security of tenure for tenants by abolishing section 21 evictions. The new tenancy system will also...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Evictions ( 6 Maw 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: The Department for Levelling up, Housing and Communities does not hold data on the number of section 21 notices which are served by landlords. The prescribed form for serving a notice requiring possession under section 21 is published at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/assured-tenancy-forms. Assured tenancy forms (pdf, 162.0KB)

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Public Lavatories ( 6 Maw 2024)

Baroness Scott of Bybrook: The final local government finance settlement for 2024 to 2025 makes available up to £64.7 billion, an increase in Core Spending Power of up to £4.5 billion or 7.5% in cash terms on 2023-24. This includes additional measures for local authorities in England worth £600 million that the Government announced between the provisional and final settlement. Local government will see a real-terms...


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