Builders' Merchants News

1bn for house refurbishment

Published:  28 September, 2012

LONDON: Housing Minister Mark Prisk is expected to confirm today confirm nearly 1bn in cash to clear the council house repair backlog.

The minister said the fund would bring more than 86,000 dwellings to a decent living standard.

London councils are the big winners in the allocations for the next two years with Lambeth Council getting 82m, Tower Hamlets Council 71m, and Lewisham 69m.

Outside London, Durham Council will get 38m and Nottingham Council will get 46m.

The government announced the funding for the next two years after the spending review in October 2010, but the allocation was provisional until now.