Government statistics have shown that more than 10,000 migrant households have been given emergency council accommodation, as a result of losing their home and needing to care for children.

Prime Minister Theresa May is set to criticise the West’s response to the migration crisis, at the UK summit in New York, calling for a new approach to tackling the crisis.

Anglesey Council has become the latest Welsh local authority to stop tenants buying their own council houses.

The government will transfer money to councils to top up the cost of supported housing.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to address the gap between household income and rising rents, by allowing councils to build more affordable homes.

Hull City Council has confirmed it has approved plans to build more than 100 new homes, as part of a £17 million scheme to regenerate the region’s Fruit Market area.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is campaigning for a ‘new deal’ to alleviate poverty in the UK by 2030.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has said it is confident local authorities will be able to meet the government’s pledge to resettle 20,000 S

The Local Government Association (LGA) has cautioned that the government’s new Pay to Stay policy will be near impossible to implement on time, due to the administrative complexities involved.

Housing charity Shelter has warned that the government is likely to miss its target to build one million homes by 2020, unless radical reforms take place.

During a visit to the Calais refugee camp, councillors have said that ministers and party leaders need to improve their treatment of child refugees.

A select committee report has claimed that councils are sending away homeless people without any meaningful guidance.

North Lanarkshire Council has pledged to build 1,000 new homes, as part of the ‘biggest single investment in council houses for a generation’.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has advised that councils should be more involved in the process of assessing the needs of child migrants in Calais before they arrive in the UK.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to change the Right to Buy rules, after data has shown local authorities will struggle to build new homes to replace those sold off.


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