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Scanlon, Kathleen (2009) Foreign exchange. Inside Housing, Online . ISSN 0950-3358

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Council housing debt is a hot topic at the moment in England thanks to the ongoing review of the housing revenue account. In most other countries, however, it’s not an issue as such — either local authorities don’t directly own much social housing (Denmark, the Netherlands), and/or their debt levels aren’t subject to central government control (the USA, Germany). So how do they do it? Read on for a snapshot of how five countries handle social housing finance and lessons they might hold for their English counterparts.

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Additional Information: © 2009 Inside Housing
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE London Centre for Urban and Metropolitan Research
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2010 12:24

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