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Government Funding for Council Homes is Good News for City

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Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has backed Government action to pump 2.2 million into council housing improvement works in Brighton & Hove.

Upon taking office, Ministers inherited a backlog of works on council homes that required 3.2 billion investment to bring local authority housing up to the Decent Homes standard. Mike is encouraged that the Department for Communities & Local Government is well on target to meet the Governments aim of making 127,000 council homes decent by 2014-15.

Commenting, Mike said: This is a welcome announcement that I fully support. We have a duty to house the most vulnerable in society and it is only right that this is done to an acceptable standard. I trust that this investment will be spent wisely on the homes that need it most.