£2 billion boost confirmed for council housing

As expected, the Conservative Party Conference unveiled a further £2 billion investment for council and housing association homes.

Bringing the affordable housing fund up to £9 billion, the funding follows recent announcements on supporting tenants in the private rented sector and on extending Help to Buy.

To continue with government plans to create a stable financial environment, Whitehall is setting a long term rent deal for councils and housing associations in England. Increases to social housing rents will be limited to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) plus one per cent for five years from 2020, enabling ascertain degree of security and certainty to social tenants, councils and housing associations.

Event Diary

Flood & Coast has become the authoritative annual exhibition and conference for anyone involved in flood and coastal erosion risk management in the UK.

Taking place at London’s ExCeL, ecobuild is the number one event for forward thinkers in the built environment, comprising the ecobuild conference and futurebuild districts.

Hotelympia 2018 will equip visitors with products, trends and innovations to develop their businesses.