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Bill to create new form of legal guardianship reaches final Commons stages
A round-up of key parliamentary business during the week beginning 20 February 2017.
A revised and improved approach to delivery of housing regulation
We believe that these judgements should, subject to effectively resourced implementation, support lenders and investors in calibrating their own assessments of RSL businesses.
Gross mortgage lending £18.9 billion in January
Gross mortgage lending reached £18.9 billion in January. This is 6% lower than December’s lending total but 2% higher than January last year.
Market commentary February 2017
Lending in January was estimated to be £18.9 billion, up 2% on a year ago. First-time buy numbers continue to recover, while movers remain weak.
Extending Coverage of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 to Registered Social Landlords
We disagree with the proposal. It is not necessary; disproportionate; resource intensive; and inconsistent with the government’s stated intention of legislating to ensure RSLs can be reclassified as private bodies.
Statistic of the week
Home-owner house purchase lending totalled £11.6bn in December - up 5% on November and 3% on December 2015.Read more...