May to announce £2 billion for social housing

Theresa May is to announce a £2 billion investment to build new council housing in England.

Government launches housing sites drive

The government has launched two streams of investment to help get homes built in areas where they are needed most.

£1 billion housing delivery fund launched

James Brokenshire has announced a new partnership with Barclays Bank to provide £1 billion of loan finance for the delivery of new homes.

New drone-based services for surveying in Oxford

Oxford Direct Services has announced that it is to start providing drone-based services to carry out roof and building surveying.

3,000 new homes for Olympic legacy site

3,000 new homes will be built on the remaining three legacy sites at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with the level of affordable housing boosted to 50 per cent.

Further funding for councils to help rough sleepers

The government has announced provisional allocations of a £34 million fund to provide local support for those living on the streets.

Homeless summer holidays for 123,000 children

The numbers of homeless children that councils are housing in temporary accommodation has increased by 76 per cent in the last seven years.

£200m pilot launched to boost social home ownership

The Midlands Voluntary Right to Buy Pilot will enable social housing association tenants the opportunity to capitalise on home ownership.

Plans to increase garden towns announced

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has called for an increase in garden towns in England.

Critics blast ‘pitiful’ social housing proposals

A ‘new deal’ for social housing residents has been announced to rebalance the relationship between tenants and landlords.

New homes shouldn’t be held back by pre-WWII electrical standards, says REA

The Renewable Energy Association has released a position paper which urges Government to upgrade the electricity supply to new homes.

Housing benefit system to remain in place for supported housing

Residents will claim housing benefit as usual, with their rent normally being paid directly to their landlord.

New report highlights benefits of rental insurance

The average renter loses over £300 per tenancy because of participation in the existing deposit protection schemes.

Food banks cannot be sole solution to holiday hunger

More tonnes of food are distributed in the summer months by foodbanks than were received as donations, creating an unsustainable way of working.

Cambridge Road Estate

Kingston Council is one of the first London boroughs to agree to hold a resident ballot for its Cambridge Road Estate regeneration project.

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