£1bn a year funding gap for single homelessness

Nine years of government cuts have left local services for single homeless people with a shocking £1 billion a year funding gap.

End to unfair evictions revealed by government

The government has announced that private landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants from their homes at short notice without good reason.

Empty shops to turn to vibrant community hubs

British towns will benefit from a new scheme which will see landlords turn their empty shops into vibrant community hubs open to the public.

New guidance for councils to crack down on rogue landlords

Local authorities will receive a new package of online support as part of the government’s commitment to give greater protection to tenants.

£16 million for Newcastle housing projects

Newcastle City Council has received £16 million to support the construction of thousands of new homes.

Housing Diversity Day: New report highlights social housing diversity

The Human City Institute has published a report addressing the diversity of the social tenants over the last two decades.

Spring Statement: Housing and Infrastructure

The Chancellor Phillip Hammond's short Spring Statement set out further steps the Government is taking to attempt to fix the 'broken' housing market.

LGA Survey suggests further housing reforms needed

92 per cent of councils say more support from government is needed if they are to return to being major housebuilders

Letting agents must sign up to Client Money Protection scheme

All private sector property agents who hold clients’ money will be required to register with a CMP scheme ahead of 1 April.

Planning Inspectorate responds to Rosewell review

The Planning Inspectorate has responded to suggestions in the recent Rosewell Review, which called for the time taken to make planning decisions to be cut from 47 to 26 weeks.

£6m funding for community-led affordable housing

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government have announced £6 million of funding to help them build more homes.

New appoinments at Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission

Four new commissioners have been appointed to the government’s Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission.

Empty homes tax could generate £1.2bn, suggests research

New tax could be more effective and quicker than building new homes

Rosewell Review suggests planning reforms to speed up new home developments

The most contentious planning cases could be decided up to 5 months faster, review finds

Funding framework for public sector construction projects launched

Crown Commercial Service designed framework aims to provide customers and suppliers with long-term projects assurances

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