Rough sleepers up 20 per cent since last Christmas

New figures show that levels of rough sleeping in the UK have risen by 20 per cent in just 12 months and doubled in the last five years.

Greater asbestos awareness training needed

UKATA has encouraged all public sector employees to be asbestos-aware in order to better manage the ‘ticking time-bomb’ problem.

Brexit uncertainty to negatively hit housing market

New survey suggests that ongoing uncertainty and gloom about Brexit are set to hit the UK housing market well into next year.

Photo from The Street Zero Partnership

An innovative partnership entitled Street Zero has been launched on the streets of Newcastle to put an end to rough sleeping in the region.

Action plan to combat rough sleeping revealed

Communities Secretary unveils plans to help people off the streets and meet its target to end rough sleeping for good by 2027.

Liverpool’s Mayor launches new housing company

Liverpool City Council has launched its new housing company, Foundations, which can help residents buy their own homes.

Over 130,000 children will be homeless at Christmas

Housing charity Shelter has claimed that more than 130,000 children across Great Britain will spend Christmas in temporary accommodation.

Help to Buy aiding 400,000 onto the housing ladder

More than 400,000 people have been able to buy their first home thanks to the government’s Help to Buy schemes.

Combustible materials banned on high-rise homes

The government is banning combustible materials on new high-rise homes and supporting to councils to carry out emergency remediation work.

Number of new homes continues to rise

Homes England says the number of homes being built in England has continued to rise in the first half of this financial year.

Substantial increase in affordable homes in West Midlands

The West Midlands saw a 33 per cent increase in affordable homes completed during the last year, which is three times the national average.

Office conversions costing communities affordable homes

Communities have missed out on more than 10,000 desperately-needed affordable homes in the past three years as a result of office conversions.

Sprinklers at only four per cent of capital’s high rise blocks

Just four per cent of London’s high rise council housing blocks have sprinklers installed, 18 months after the Grenfell Tower fire.

Social rent construction significantly drops in decade

New figures show that the number of new homes built for social rent has fallen by almost four-fifths in a decade.

320,000 people homeless in Britain

Shelter has said that there has been a 13,000 increase in the number of people recorded as homeless in Britain from last year.

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