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BRITISH HOUSING POLICY: A CHRONOLOGY

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1801-1841 UK population increases from 9 to 16 million

1841-1901 Population increases to 32 million; Octavia Hill; Housing of the Working Classes Act

1890 HWCA - unfit houses, slum clearance

1909 Town and Country Planning Act First planning law

1918 Tudor Walters Report Pressed for the need for high standards in anticipation of the coalition LA housing drive

1919 The Housing and Town Planning Act Addison Act - all-party law to provide housing at a loss according to local needs, with subsidy from a limited rate levy

1930 Housing Act 1930 Labour Greenwood Act - power to grant rent rebates

1939-1945 200,000 homes destroyed Three million suffered damage.Barlow Report (1940) led to Uthwatt Report (1942) - 'nationalisation of development'

1946 New Towns Act

1946 From the Reith Committee, set up New Town development corporations.More subsidy to LAs

1947 Town and Country Planning Act

1947 Consolidated development rights to the state.

1949 Housing Act 1949 Removed stipulation of working class homes.

1954 Housing Repairs and Rents Act

1954 Slum clearance proposed

1956 Housing Subsidies Act

1956 Effectively encouraged high-rise

1961 Housing Act

1961 Parker Morris - Homes for Today and Tomorrow

1964 Housing Act

1964 Birth of the Housing Corporation

1967 Housing Subsidies Act

1967 Generous cost/standard (Parker Morris) yardsticks

1974 Housing Act

1974 & Local Government Act

1974 Grants for HAs enabling large-scale development

1977 Homeless Persons Act

1977 Unique and legal rights to homeless

1985 Housing Act

1985 Right to repairs; secure tenancies, etc.

1988 Housing Act

1988 Assured tenancies, Housing Action Trusts (HATs)

1989 Local Government and Housing Act

1989 Controls on LA housing expenditure

1993 Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act

1993 CCT in LA housing

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