Kickstart housing money

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3266
Question By: 
Mike Tuffrey
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you think that London has received its fair share of the government's £450m Kickstart programme, with only three projects (with a total of 228 homes) receiving funding in the October round?

Answer

Answer for Kickstart housing money

Answer for Kickstart housing money

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Kick Start programme is being allocated over two phases and the second phase of allocation is now underway. In addition, London had already delivered its own Kickstart programme ahead of these national programmes.

London clearly has both the need for and opportunity to deliver the Kick Start programme. However, in a nationally run competition the comparative cost of delivering in the capital is high. As the Chair of the HCA London Housing Board I am working with the HCA during this second phase of bidding to ensure that London will receive its fair share of resources.