PAC chair Margaret Hodge said: "So far the areas which have gained most money tend to be the areas where housing need is lowest. The areas that have lost most tend to be those where needs are greatest."
Great Grimsby MP Austin Mitchell said: "The scheme is shoveling money into the south … and far less into the north. We need to stimulate development evenly over the whole country to bridge the north-south gap, and housing is a stimulus to the economy, so why is the south getting so much more?"
However Sir Bob Kerslake, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Communities and Local Government disagreed with the inquiry’s findings and said he was “disappointed” by the report and has “some significant disagreements” with its findings.
He said: “We have made very clear that our review of the New Homes Bonus is underway and the groundwork will be completed by Easter 2014 as we have always promised.
“The whole point of the New Homes Bonus - which the committee fails to recognise - is to recognise housing growth where it occurs, with money going where those homes are needed most. That’s why we’ve committed £1.2 billion over 5 years towards this scheme, which the National Audit Office itself found has the potential to deliver up to 100,000 additional homes over 10 years.”
Immigration Act revised 2016 should a landlord or letting agent fail to ensure ALL tenants/occupiers have a righto reside for the duration of the tenancy then they may be fined £3000 for each breach. The Secretary of State may instruct the landlord to remove such persons without the need of a court order by way of reasonable force
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