Millennials spending triple on housing than grandparents

David Willetts has revealed that millennials are spending three times more of their income on housing than their grandparents generation.

DCLG addresses local housing need

Sajid Javid has announced a new approach to address how many homes each local area needs and how many they will need in future years.

Half of areas have more affordable housing

House prices in over half of local authority areas are more affordable now than they were in 2007.

Grenfell Tower fire inquiry to open

The public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed at least 80 people in June, will begin on 14 September.

Southwark continues pledge on new council homes

Southwark Council has granted planning permission for hundreds of new council homes as part of a programme to build 11,000 in the borough.

'Residential revolution' needed for ageing population

The LGA has said that specialist elderly homes will need to increase by 400,000 units in less than 20 years to match increasing demand.

Glasgow celebrates 120-bed care home opening

Glasgow City Council’s £100 million Tomorrow's Residential and Day Care Programme has seen the Riverside Care Home in Dalmarnock open its doors.

UK's first plot shop opened

Housing Minister Alok Sharma has opened the UK’s first ever ‘plot shop’ in the town of Bicester.

Increase council tax charges on empty homes, says Khan

Sadiq Khan has urged the government to allow London’s boroughs to increase council tax bills for high-value homes that are left empty.

85 per cent drop in new homes for vulnerable

Government plans have caused housing associations, who provide vital supported, sheltered and extra care housing, to slash plans to build new homes

Highest levels in a decade for housebuilding

New DCLG figures reveal that the number of new build homes that have started to be built has surged to the highest level since 2008.

Nottingham selected for revolutionary housing approach

Homes in Nottingham been selected as part of a UK first pilot to radically improve older houses using energy saving and energy generation measures.

Khan seeks to boost affordable housing in London

London mayor Sadiq Khan has set out his innovative approach to increasing the levels of affordable housing in the capital.

Highest number of young people in poverty for a decade

A new report has found that more vulnerable young people are living in poverty than at any time in the previous 10 years.

Newcastle City Council rolls out full fibre broadband

Newcastle City Council has announced the decision to rollout full fibre gigabit broadband across 25 of its social housing developments.

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Event Diary

The largest flood exhibition and conference in the world is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

The Emergency Services Show takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.

World of Learning will feature even more opportunities to discover the latest in learning and development (L&D) with over 100 exhibitors, The Technology Test Drive, Learning Design Live, live workshops, one-to-one consultations, free seminars and its renowned annual conference.