The new London Help to Buy scheme has been officially launched, allowing London residents to buy a home with a five per cent deposit.

New analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA) has found that at least 80,000 social homes could be lost by 2020.

Following the storm that affected much of the United States at the weekend, the Met Office has warned that parts of the UK should prepare for more heavy rainfall and possible flooding as it makes its way across the Atlantic.

The government’s so-called bedroom tax has been ruled as discriminatory by Court of Appeal judges, following a legal challenge submitted in November.

Building society Nationwide has warned that a delay in building construction is likely to cause an increase in house prices over the coming months.

A study conducted by the Smith Institute has called upon the government to introduce measures to move co-housing from the ‘margins to the mainstream’, claiming the move would make high quality, suitable and affordable developments the norm.

Planned changes to housing benefit could leave thousands of residents who rely on specialist housing unable to afford their rent, the National Housing Federation (NHF) has warned.

Housing association tenants will be able to take their first step towards owning their own home, under the government’s plan to extend the Right to Buy scheme.

Justine Greening, the International Development Secretary, has said ministers are considering the move to admit 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children who have made it into Europe, as part of its response to the migrant crisis.

The government has announced £5 million worth of funding to help councils tackle ‘rogue landlords’.

The house building industry created a significant jobs boost during 2015, creating 106,000 new jobs, according to research conducted by the Home Builders Federation (HBF).

Official figures published by the Department for Work and Pensions has found the UK has reached its highest ever employment rate of 74 per cent, with a record high of 31.4 million people in work.

The government has launched a £140m scheme to revive 100 run-down estates, chaired by former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine.

New measures announced by the government will allow potential homeowners around the country to need a deposit as small as £1,500 to achieve homeownership.

New research has revealed that there are a record 475,647 homes in England which have been given planning permission but have yet to be built.

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