New Homes Bonus 'draining resources from north to south'

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Development, Finance

The Government's New Home Bonus Scheme (NHBS) is draining resources from the north of England to the south, according to UNISON. Under the NHBS, money is deducted from individual councils' grants and redistributed to areas where most new housing is being built. UNISON claims that funds are going to areas not on the basis of need or population but to the places where private developers choose to build. The union suggests that building firms tend not to build in poorer areas, instead opting for regio...

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