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Audit of key housing fund shows £3.8 million squandered on pet projects

Audit of key housing fund shows £3.8 million squandered on pet projects

Opposition campaigners have expressed fresh concerns that taxpayer funds have been wasted, after accusing Sheffield City Council of squandering almost £4 million of a key housing fund on political pet projects. The accusations have been made regarding the Council’s use of the Government’s New Homes Bonus, which is intended to encourage home-building across the country. […]

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Tenants’ 6.2% rent bombshell pays for £2 million IT bill

Tenants’ 6.2% rent bombshell pays for £2 million IT bill

Council tenants across Sheffield were left outraged as it transpired that their inflation-busting rent hike will be blown on a £2 million council IT bill. The £2.1 million IT bill, which was agreed by the Council’s Labour Cabinet yesterday, includes the purchase of 300 laptops or i-pad-style tablets for council staff. The revelation follows a […]

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Lib Dems block Labour’s £216 rent hike on Sheffield Council tenants

Sheffield’s Liberal Democrat councillors have temporarily blocked a proposed 6.2% rent hike for local council tenants in a bid to curb the Labour Council’s inflation-busting increase, which would see the average rent bill go up by £216 a year. Following the provisional approval of the rent bombshell by the Council’s Labour Cabinet earlier this week, […]

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New Government powers take aim at empty homes across Sheffield

New Government powers take aim at empty homes across Sheffield

New Government powers adopted by Sheffield City Council have seen an 18% reduction in long term empty homes in the city. In just four months since the introduction of an ‘empty homes premium’ in April, the number of privately-owned homes empty for more than two years has already decreased from 1041 to 856, an 18% […]

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Local councillor backs progress at former Fosters tower block

Local councillor backs progress at former Fosters tower block

Progress on final phase of the Fosters redevelopment in High Green has been welcomed by local Liberal Democrats. The final phase of the redevelopment of the site of the former Fosters tower block was agreed in January and work looks set to start at the end of this month. The third phase will see four […]

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