Residents of Sunderland are set to benefit from a new city centre housing development.

New legislation which aims to keep people in their homes and help prevent homelessness has been published.

Hastings and Rother are next in line for a £40 million boost that will upgrade their towns, community centres and build more affordable homes for local people.

The Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) has found that Kirklees Council has failed to deliver the outcomes of the consumer standards.

Young people who have been in care in London can now get free prescriptions, discounted travel and housing support as part of the Pan London Care Leavers Compact, a city-wide support offer launching today. 

£90 million of investment from the government aims to support Blackpool as part of the Levelling Up and Regeneration Act.

The next government could add £51.2 billion to the economy by building 90,000 social rented homes, according to new research released today.

The government has introduced gigabit networks to more than one million homes, businesses and public buildings with the aim to connect hard-to-reach communities.

Local residents will be protected from being pushed out of their communities by excessive short-term lets due to changes in planning rules.

Drone view of a housing estate.

Building homes on brownfield land is due to increase under a major shake-up to planning rules to boost housebuilding while protecting the Green Belt.

LGA sets out plan to boost council housebuilding

The outgoing Chairman of the Local Government Association is setting out a six-point plan to which aims to support the delivery of 100 more council homes in every local authority per year.

Birmingham planning to purchase homes for Ukrainian and Afghan citizens

Cllr Sharon Thompson: “These homes will be used for temporary accommodation and will not give any of the families greater priority under our allocation policy than other homeless families"

WMCA secures £15m to tackle social housing disrepairMould

The work, which is expected to be carried out on hundreds of properties over the coming months, will be aimed at bringing poor quality homes up to the Government’s ‘Decent Homes Standard’.

Heated wallpaper trialled in Wales

A social housing development in Wales is being heated by wallpaper as part of a trial exploring affordable alternatives to radiators and heat pumps

Gove 'deeply disappointed' with housing standards at Clarion

"I intend to take a personal and direct interest in your association's approach to housing conditions" writes Housing Secretary

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Event Diary

UKREiiF has quickly become a must-attend in the industry calendar for Government departments and local authorities.

The multi-award-winning UK Construction Week (UKCW), is the UK’s biggest trade event for the built environment that connects the whole supply chain to be the catalyst for growth and positive change in the industry.

The organisers of the world’s largest dedicated hydrogen event, World Hydrogen 2024 Summit & Exhibition have announced it’s return to Rotterdam in May 2024, with an expansion of a whole extra summit day. Sustainable Energy Council (SEC) are partnering with the Government of the Netherlands, the Province of Zuid-Holland, the City of Rotterdam, and the Port of Rotterdam to host an extended, larger scale Summit in 2024, to expand the event to meet the surging demand.