Richard Bacon is MP for South Norfolk

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Richard Bacon is MP for South Norfolk and a member of the Conservative party.

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Sir George Iacobescu is one of the greatest exponents of urban regeneration, believing in and building Canary Wharf over 35 years.

I’m sure he’ll never truly retire, but wish him well. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sir-george-iacobescu-man-who-put-canary-wharf-on-the-map-steps-down-from-executive-role-pw05wl78m

We’re putting an end to ground rents for new leasehold properties, the most significant overhaul of property law in a generation.

The first of two Bills on Leasehold Reform, and part of our comprehensive package for homeowners and buyers.

Building your own home should be a mainstream, realistic and affordable option for people across the country.

That’s why we are making it easier and more affordable – backed by over £150 million to kickstart a self building revolution. (1/4)

It’s official: figures released today show since Boris Johnson became PM, rough sleeping has almost halved.

Thank you to everyone who has worked tirelessly to make this happen. Together we can end rough sleeping.

My article in the New Statesman on how self and custom housebuilding could play a much bigger role :- https://www.newstatesman.com/spotlight/housing/2021/03/why-building-our-own-homes-could-solve-uk-s-housing-crisis

Her Majesty The Queen acceded to the throne #onthisday in 1952. She is the longest-reigning monarch in British history, having been Queen for 69 years.

This portrait of the Queen wearing her State dress and robe and standing in the Abbey is by Ralph Heimans.

We’re putting our manifesto commitment to tree lined streets into law.

All new developments will be expected to be lined with trees to make more beautiful neighbourhoods.🌳🌳🌳 https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13894606/new-uk-streets-lined-with-trees/

“For the first time we are embedding the principle that buildings should be beautiful” - @RobertJenrick in @thetimes today 🏡
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/home-should-be-a-place-where-people-can-belong-t90vz2bll

Today we’re opening a new Community Housing Fund to support community-based organisations to deliver local housebuilding projects for the £11.5 billion Affordable Homes Programme, backed by £4 million of support for local plans. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/all-new-developments-must-meet-local-standards-of-beauty-quality-and-design-under-new-rules

It was brilliant to meet Barbara, getting vaccinated at the Al-Abbas mosque in Birmingham today. And to thank Sheikh Nuru and his team.

A brilliant symbol of our mission to tackle Covid together and vaccinate everyone, from every community.

Making sure we have clean rivers is one of my top priorities. I’m delighted to be working with @Dunne4Ludlow on how we can take forward his ideas @CEN_HQ

Introducing the new ‘Right to Regenerate’: local people to be given a new right to take over unused council-owned buildings.

Meaning more new homes, businesses and community assets — whatever a community wants to see in their area. (1/4)

Everyone In - our strategy 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝘀𝗹𝗲𝗲𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘀 from #Covid19 - has undoubtedly saved many lives.

Our next step: focusing on GP registrations, so rough sleepers too can receive the vaccine.

#EveryoneIn has helped 34,000 people into safe and secure accommodation so far in this pandemic.

Today I’m asking local councils to redouble their efforts to help rough-sleepers off the streets - and to urgently GP register as a precursor to widespread vaccination. 1/3

The @Conservatives have always been the party of home ownership.

Our landmark leasehold reforms announced today are the next step in that great tradition.

The year ahead will be a big one for the high street as it seeks to recover, adapt and evolve as a result of the pandemic.

Today I am announcing £830 million of investment from the #FutureHighStreetsFund - to help our much-loved town centres prosper into the future. (1/3)

Today, Housing Secretary @RobertJenrick has announced a further £310m to prevent vulnerable people from becoming homeless – bringing total funding to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping next year to more than £750m.

Read more: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-pledges-further-310-million-to-tackle-homelessness

@trussliz is the unsung hero of 2020. That Labour have spent resources in meaningless research to try and attack her shows they are rattled by her success and that they are focussing on identity politics instead of supporting growth and jobs in the U.K. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/dec/17/liz-truss-record-picking-trade-advisers-white-male-equalities-shift

Chancellor of the Exchequer @RishiSunak asked me to meet him today and offered his strong support for self-build and custom housebuilding. We discussed the best ways to implement government plans. It’s official: the self-build and custom housebuilding revolution is gaining speed.

Good housing at prices that ordinary people on normal incomes can afford. Every tenure, from community housing and co-operatives to co-housing and private purchase too. Find out more in @HWGPNFY https://youtu.be/yg-A47zWo6I?t=1793

In @mhclg's excellent plan from @RobertJenrick and @ChrisPincher to regenerate England’s cities, “a significant portion of this new £100m will to go supporting self and custom-builders - a growing sector which Government is committed to.” https://www.gov.uk/government/news/plan-to-regenerate-england-s-cities-with-new-homes

Build It magazine's annual awards start at 12.30pm today on YouTube. The self-build and custom housebuilding sector will grow in importance thanks to the Chancellor's excellent Spending Review announcements. This link will go live shortly:

https://youtu.be/X8Qop-u6AVA

Here is my recent article in the Diss Express on the excellent review of the law by @RobertJenrick to make it easier for the very large numbers of people who dream of building their own house.

It is very good news that @RobertJenrick is today launching a review of the current law on self-build. Some councils are already doing excellent work but if we can get all councils to perform at the level of the best we can greatly improve housing supply.
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/boost-for-families-wishing-to-build-their-own-home

Very pleased to see that the wonderful Pennoyers Centre has been awarded a £68,700 grant from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund. Well done to the team at Pennoyers for all their hard work especially during this difficult time.

I am backing Boris's Deal so that we fulfil our promise to leave the EU. It's not perfect but dumping the Backstop is crucial. People who want to leave with a deal can now do so - and we can focus instead on school funding, the NHS, cutting crime and more housing. #GetBrexitDone

It is hard to be sure of the quality of anything in the Supreme Court's judgement when the President of the Supreme Court cannot even get the name of the Government Chief Whip right.

I will be supporting Michael Gove for party leader. He has an impressive track record in government and is in the best position to unite the whole Tory Party.

Thank you to Labour & Conservative colleagues asking me to run for the chairmanship of the Treasury Select Committee. I am now a Candidate!

The Reform think tank held a really great conference last week. They've now kindly put up this on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV3hu6E0-qM

The country needs a steady hand and the right experience. I have voted for Theresa May because she is ready to be Prime Minister now.

Laurie Penny has written an exceptionally good article about the Labour leadership contest in the New Statesman 21-27 August 2015.

Story about growing use of agency staff in the NHS is a much-needed reminder that the NHS is swimming in money but spends it very badly.

Ahoy self-builders! Parliament has finally agreed to my Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Bill, which will now become the law of the land!

Good news for people who want their own home - my Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Bill passed all its Commons stages yesterday.

Looking forward to the 2nd Reading of my Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Bill in the Commons today. Many thanks to all who have helped!

Wow! A truly stunning transformation of the Crown Inn at Pulham Market. It is now a real destination pub. Well done to Jon and Amy.

I said to a leading journo “I’ve never known a Conference where people didn’t feel better at the end of it”. He replied “I have. Last week!”

William Hague is right: a vote for UKIP will OBSTRUCT our getting a referendum. Only a majority Conservative Government will deliver it.

After bombing the Middle East for so many years, it should now be very obvious that the West has been making things worse.

BUDGET: The right to obtain a plot of land should prove a gamechanger for self-build and custom build. See paragraph 1.142 of the Red Book.

Sad truth is that medical research is withdrawn due to fraud twice as often as error. See http://www.pnas.org/content/109/42/17028.short

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