More energy efficient buildings in Bath

New buildings and developments in Bath and North East Somerset will have to be more energy efficient and better adapted to climate change.

222,000 new homes delivered last year

New figures showing that over 222,000 new homes were delivered in 2017 to 2018 have been welcomed by the Communities Secretary.

Housing investment favouring South of England

A new report has questioned the inconsistent funding of housing investment across the country, with investment favouring the South of England.

Local Plan for Bath & North East Somerset published

A number of options to deliver future developments across Bath and North East Somerset are going out to public consultation.

Affordable homes pledge made by Westminster City Council

Westminster City Council has set out its ambition to build 1,495 new homes every year, insisting six in every ten are for middle-income families.

Housing law change putting social housing at risk

A proposal to speed up the creation of new homes could provide a ‘get-out clause’ for developers to avoid providing affordable homes.

Half of young people facing homelessness not supported

More than half of young people facing homelessness who approached their local council for help last year received no meaningful support.

Unsafe cladding 'still affecting thousands'

New figures have revealed that thousands of people in England are still living in tower blocks with unsafe cladding.

£2 million to crackdown on rogue landlords

Housing Minister Heather Wheeler has announced a £2 million funding boost for councils to tackle irresponsible and rogue landlords.

Second-home tax rules to be reviewed

A business rates ‘loophole’ which could be costing English councils millions in lost council tax is to be reviewed by ministers.

Commission to champion beautiful buildings announced

James Brokenshire has announced a commission to champion beautiful buildings as an integral part of the drive to build the homes communities need.

A Bed Every Night initiative launched in Manchester

A Bed Every Night initiative has been launched in Greater Manchester to help end the need for rough sleeping in the city-region.

Collaboration to tackle fuel poverty in Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council have set up a new energy company to promote the use of green energy.

Homes England's new five year strategic plan welcomed

James Brokenshire has welcomed Homes England Strategic Plan, which is 'pivotal to helping deliver the homes that communities need'.

New planning rules to speed up property building

A major review has said that new planning rules should be produced for sites with more than 1,500 homes to speed up build out rates.

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Event Diary

Europe's leading showcase of technology supported workplace learning

Corby Ganesh, Portfolio Director at GovNet, discusses how this year’s show in Manchester Central is the ideal space for procurement professionals to network, meet suppliers and learn what’s new in the industry.

Supplier Profiles

Schneider Electric

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Tiger Turf

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