14 NOV 2017

Stop utility companies delaying housebuilding, HFI urges Hammond - Inside Housing

"Chancellor Philip Hammond should introduce measures to force utility companies to connect up new homes on time at next week's Budget, the Housing & Finance Institute (HFI) has said.

It also wants Mr Hammond to announce a new housing innovation fund to support novel ways of facing the housing crisis at the despatch box on 22 November.

The recommendations follow a six-month government-backed pilot scheme launched in response to water companies slowing down development by failing to link up new housing schemes."

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