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.

Nottingham selected for revolutionary housing approach

Homes in Nottingham been selected as part of a UK first pilot to radically improve older houses using energy saving and energy generation measures.

Khan seeks to boost affordable housing in London

London mayor Sadiq Khan has set out his innovative approach to increasing the levels of affordable housing in the capital.

Highest number of young people in poverty for a decade

A new report has found that more vulnerable young people are living in poverty than at any time in the previous 10 years.

Newcastle City Council rolls out full fibre broadband

Newcastle City Council has announced the decision to rollout full fibre gigabit broadband across 25 of its social housing developments.

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.

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