£1 billion bill to repair council's housing stock

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Finance, Local Government

A local authority will have to fork out £1 billion for repairs and maintenance work on its housing stock. Stock-on-Trent City Council needs to invest £28,626 into each of its 19,100 homes, local newspaper The Sentinel has discovered. The paper revealed the figures after using the Freedom of Information Act to unearth the results of a £120,000 survey into the state of council housing - data that the paper claims the council tried to keep secret. The Sentinel also revealed that &pou...

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