To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to increase council housing stock in Luton.
9 March 2020
We have given councils, including Luton Borough Council, a range of tools to deliver a new generation of council housing. We have abolished the Housing Revenue Account borrowing cap and given councils a longer-term rent deal for 5 years from 2020.
Additionally, councils can bid into the £9 billion Affordable Homes Programme to secure funding for new council homes.
Councils across the country are benefiting from these measures and we expect at least 10,000 council homes to be delivered per year by 2021/22.