Housing Advisers Programme launched by LGA

The Local Government Association (LGA) has unveiled a new scheme to assist councils in tackling local housing challenges.

Rented accommodation scheme launched in West of England

A scheme aimed at helping tenants find good quality rented accommodation has been launched across the West of England.

Further cladding and insulation tests recommended

The government’s independent expert panel on safety has recommended further testing to be conducted to ensure the safety of their buildings.

Third of nursing homes in England failing on safety

While adult social services are improving, too many people across England are receiving care in care homes that is not good enough.

Independent taskforce for Kensington and Chelsea

Sajid Javid has announced that an independent Recovery Taskforce to run services for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Councils acquiring property for investment purposes

A new report has highlighted that an increasing number of local authorities are acquiring property for investment purposes.

A £2.3 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund has been launched by Sajid Javid to help unlock 100,000 new homes in areas of high demand.

Westminster leader calls for affordable housing tariff

A council leader has urged for local authorities to have the power to impose tariffs on developers to provide cash for more affordable housing.

New energy price cap to be considered

New plans being considered by energy regulator Ofgem include a price cap on energy bills for more households on low incomes.

One in seven private renters spend half income on rent

The LGA has warned that 14 per cent of private renters are spending more than half of their total income on rent.

Green Belt being lost without improving housing crisis

The CPRE has warned that the increase in houses planned for the Green Belt remain unaffordable to those who need them.

300 Scottish tower blocks without sprinklers

It has been revealed that more than 300 high-rise buildings across Scotland do not have potentially life-saving sprinkler systems.

Renting increases risk of depression and lowers well-being

A new study has revealed that those who rent their homes for longer have more symptoms of depression and lower levels of well-being.

Martin Duggan, general manager of the FIA

The Fire Industry Association officially launched their new qualifications in fire detection and alarms at the recent FIREX event in London.

Council homes sold at triple rate of building

Council homes are being sold off almost three times faster than local authorities can replace them.

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