State eyes levies to fund housing agency

State eyes levies to fund housing agency
Fine Gael Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy

New agency will be working with councils to deliver social housing

The government is planning to model its new national housing agency on the work of the London transport agency.

Transport for London has used levies on local businesses and landowners to pay for the cost of building the new Crossrail extensions to the London Underground system. Its argument has been that the new underground lines are adding value to the land, so the cost has to be shared. It has also started building social and...

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