HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
SALIX HOMES IN SALFORD
 

Star date: 19th March 2010 

SALIX SPENDS MORE ON MANAGEMENT THAN REPAIRS

Salix Homes, the arms length Salford Council company that manages social rent homes, spends almost £2million more on management fees than house repairs, a Council report has disclosed this week.

According to the last Salix accounts, the Chief Executive and three Executive Officers received £375,331 between them in `aggregate emoluments' in 2009. Meanwhile, almost 60% of Salix housing is officially projected not to meet the Government's decent housing standards this year…

Full story here…


Salford Council has just approved fees for its `arms length' council housing company, Salix Homes. The report shows that the amount spent on managing Salix actually outstrips the amount spent on housing repairs.

The Salix Housing and Regeneration Management fee for the financial year 2010/11 is £13.275m.

The Salix fee for Housing Repairs for the financial year 2010/11 is £11.300m.

The report points out that the management fees represents a reduction of
0.78%, while there is an increase in the repairs budget of £436,000 (4.01%)
 "as it will help to prevent more homes becoming non-decent during 2010/11".

Salix Homes currently has 4953 properties projected to be non decent (59.88% of total stock) this year, has recently had an inspection by the Audit Commission and needs to achieve a 2 star rating to draw down £70million of government money for non decent housing.

Kevin Brady, Salford's Assistant Chief Executive, recently stated that the Council's target for reducing non decent housing in 2009/10 "will not be met", while, even if it does get the required 2 star rating, the funding has been deferred until 2011/12, provided it's not cut in the meantime by any future government.

In its latest report, the Audit Commission states… "Too many homes remain in a poor condition. Despite progress, not enough homes meet the national decent homes rating for minimum standards. 1 in 3 homes in Salford are in poor condition. Funding to complete the work needed to raise standards has not yet been secured meaning there are limited prospects of improvement in the short term. Improving the standard of homes is important as it helps more people feel safe and healthy."

Further details from previous Salford Star stories here and here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
Salford Star Hoodies
Salford Star contact
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: AS HOMELESS SALFORD MAN DIES UNCLE ASKS WHY IT’S NOT BEING REPORTED
Target the drug pushers probably in this country there are hundreds of rough sleepers who die dont think its a cover up its just t... [more]
article: SALFORD COUNCIL PLANNING SCANDAL CONTINUES WITH JUST ONE AFFORDABLE PROPERTY OUT OF 196
If say the money from council house sales was used to build more dwellings that would have been good ,but it wasn't. Even so ,thes... [more]
article: SALFORD APARTMENTS RE-BRANDED GREENGATE MANCHESTER AFTER AVOIDING £2MILLION FEES
The people who live in these luxury living gated community city centre flats or whatever they are called have to live somewhere.Ap... [more]
article: 91% OF SALFORD UNIVERSAL CREDIT CLAIMANTS IN ARREARS WITH CITY WEST
Mystic Meg looks at Rayofsunshine with pity in her warm, green eyes before: "Ray, you sound like a good kid, but you need to grow... [more]
article: SALFORD APARTMENTS RE-BRANDED GREENGATE MANCHESTER AFTER AVOIDING £2MILLION FEES
The question as already been asked but can someone answer???? what is affordable to the average man or women within this city. For... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

AS HOMELESS SALFORD MAN DIES UNCLE ASKS WHY IT’S NOT BEING REPORTED

Star date: 23rd January 2018

'FOR ME, IT'S ALL BEING COVERED UP...'

Last Friday, a homeless man from Salford sadly died after living on the streets in Manchester city centre; the latest, many believe, in a spate of such incidents.

Now his uncle wants to know why his nephew's death was not reported and says "This is probably going on in every big city in the country, and for me it is just being covered up..."

Full details here...

SALFORD APARTMENTS RE-BRANDED GREENGATE MANCHESTER AFTER AVOIDING £2MILLION FEES

Star date: 23rd January 2018

£2MILLION FEE AVOIDANCE, £35MILLION OF PUBLIC MONEY, AND THEN APARTMENT BLOCKS MOVED TO 'MANCHESTER'

 A huge 'luxury' apartment block which avoided almost £2million in fees to Salford City Council, plus around 100 affordable properties, and then got a £35million subsidy from the Government as it changed ownership for £110million, has branded itself 'Greengate Manchester'.

Full details here...

SALFORD COUNCIL PLANNING SCANDAL CONTINUES WITH JUST ONE AFFORDABLE PROPERTY OUT OF 196

Star date: 22nd January 2018

WHEN IS THIS SALFORD COUNCIL PLANNING SCANDAL GOING TO END?

The planning panel of councillors for Salford City Council will be probably rubber stamping yet another huge development in Ordsall this week – two blocks of 'luxury' apartments, up to nine storeys high, off Ordsall Lane and Dyer Street.

From 196 properties being proposed by Selectric Investments Ltd, just one will be affordable, thanks to official Salford Council policy.

Full details here...

JOE O’BYRNE WINS SALFORD STAR AWARD FOR BEST PLAY

Star date: 21st January 2018

THE HAUNTING OF BLAINE MANOR WINS BEST PLAY

Last year, the Salford Star asked its readers to nominate winners in four categories reflecting Salford's cultural delights – Best Night, Best Performer, Best Play and Best Band.

From the shortlist, Live Events Editor, Ian Leslie, together with Salford Star staff, have decided the worthy winner of the first Salford Star Award for Best Play is The Haunting of Blaine Manor by Joe O'Byrne – a horror masterclass!

Full details here...

GREENPEACE PENGUINS HIT MANCHESTER TO PROTECT ANTARCTIC

Star date: 21st January 2018

CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT PENGUIN HOME

A waddle of Greenpeace penguins paraded in Castlefield, Manchester, yesterday, joining a worldwide awareness raising day about the need for the world's largest protected area to be created in the Antarctic Ocean.

Full details here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx