Newcastle high rise samples pass fire tests

Newcastle City Council has announced that the building materials taken from high rise blocks in the region have passed fire safety tests.

Welfare policy undermining homelessness attempts

New research has argued that government welfare policy is hindering local authority efforts to tackle homelessness.

£22.8 million for community development

The government has awarded £22.8 million to help communities develop plans to give them a real say in the development of their area.

Government focus on demand heightening housing crisis

The government’s focus on meeting market demand, rather than prioritise genuine local housing needs, is ‘perpetuating’ the housing crisis.

Millennials spending triple on housing than grandparents

David Willetts has revealed that millennials are spending three times more of their income on housing than their grandparents generation.

DCLG addresses local housing need

Sajid Javid has announced a new approach to address how many homes each local area needs and how many they will need in future years.

Half of areas have more affordable housing

House prices in over half of local authority areas are more affordable now than they were in 2007.

Grenfell Tower fire inquiry to open

The public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed at least 80 people in June, will begin on 14 September.

Southwark continues pledge on new council homes

Southwark Council has granted planning permission for hundreds of new council homes as part of a programme to build 11,000 in the borough.

'Residential revolution' needed for ageing population

The LGA has said that specialist elderly homes will need to increase by 400,000 units in less than 20 years to match increasing demand.

Glasgow celebrates 120-bed care home opening

Glasgow City Council’s £100 million Tomorrow's Residential and Day Care Programme has seen the Riverside Care Home in Dalmarnock open its doors.

UK's first plot shop opened

Housing Minister Alok Sharma has opened the UK’s first ever ‘plot shop’ in the town of Bicester.

Increase council tax charges on empty homes, says Khan

Sadiq Khan has urged the government to allow London’s boroughs to increase council tax bills for high-value homes that are left empty.

85 per cent drop in new homes for vulnerable

Government plans have caused housing associations, who provide vital supported, sheltered and extra care housing, to slash plans to build new homes

Highest levels in a decade for housebuilding

New DCLG figures reveal that the number of new build homes that have started to be built has surged to the highest level since 2008.

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