£15m to help buy homes for homeless Londoners

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan will invest £15 million in a new scheme to purchase hundreds of homes for Londoners who have been homeless.

Government backing for new generation of town houses

Sajid Javid has confirmed government backing to create a new generation of town houses in cities to ease pressure on valuable open spaces.

Spending controls in place in Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire County Council has imposed immediate spending controls on the authority, banning practically all spending.

Nottingham to pursue high rise sprinklers

Nottingham City Council will go ahead with the installation of sprinklers in residential high rise blocks in the city, despite a lack of government support.

Newcastle outlines ‘No Time to Waste’ plan

Newcastle City Council has published a new report setting out how Newcastle could become a world leader in waste reduction.

Government must make young people safer online

The NSPCC has criticised the government for failing to implement half of its recommendations to make young people safer online.

Online information for council parking services weak

Council parking services should improve their provision of online information and services, offering a particularly poor service for drivers with disabilities.

Right to Buy discounts causing housing ‘firesafe’

New LGA analysis has revealed that nearly £3.5 billion in Right to Buy discounts have been handed out to council tenants over the past six years.

New panel to help eradicate rough sleeping

Experts from homelessness charities and local government have met for the first time as part of the government’s new rough sleeping advisory panel.

£1m paid to parents in lieu of the tax-free childcare

Because of glitches on the Revenue & Customs website, HMRC has paid almost £1 million to parents in lieu of the tax-free childcare.

£866 million investment for local housing projects

The government has confirmed a £866 million investment in local housing projects that will help build up to 200,000 new homes.

City public bike sharing scheme proposed for Leeds

Leeds City Council’s executive board will discuss a proposal to establish a public bike sharing scheme in the city.

£5 million for affordable, supported accommodation in Leeds

Leeds City Council is set to approve a £5 million investment to provide supported accommodation for vulnerable adults, young people and families.

Nearly 50,000 children not receiving suitable education

The National Children’s Bureau has raised concerns over the welfare of children missing education in England.

Over 150,000 homes for social rent lost in five years

The Chartered Institute of Housing has shown that more than 150,000 of the most affordable rented homes have been lost in just five years.


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