£1bn for house refurbishment

Published:  28 September, 2012

LONDON: Housing Minister Mark Prisk is expected to confirm today confirm nearly £1bn in cash to clear the council house repair backlog.

The minister said the fund would bring more than 86,000 dwellings to a decent living standard.

London councils are the big winners in the allocations for the next two years with Lambeth Council getting £82m, Tower Hamlets Council £71m, and Lewisham £69m.

Outside London, Durham Council will get £38m and Nottingham Council will get £46m.

The government announced the funding for the next two years after the spending review in October 2010, but the allocation was provisional until now.

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