£10m boiler scrappage scheme for London businesses

Sadiq Khan has launched a new £10 million boiler scrappage scheme that will help small businesses save money on their energy bills.

121,500 households benefit from stamp duty cut

121,500 first-time buyers have saved a total of £284,000,000 thanks to the government’s cut to stamp duty.

Brokenshire commits to review of  fire safety guidelines

James Brokenshire has said that he will be conducting a full-scale review of the building regulations fire safety guidance.

Stronger powers for councils to tackle empty homes

James Brokenshire has confirmed that councils will have more powers to charge even greater council tax premiums on homes left empty.

Combustible cladding system ban urged by MPs

MPs have urged for an extension of combustible cladding ban and action to tackle conflicts of interest in construction industry.

Empty homes should pay double council tax

The Local Government Association has urged for councils to have the powers to double the rate of extra council tax on empty homes.

Government sets targets to reduce energy emissions

Greg Clark outlines how BEIS will deliver the Clean Growth Grand Challenge’s first ‘mission’ to halve the energy use of new buildings by 2030.

‘Perfect storm' for rural communities post-Brexit

The LGA warns that rural communities are facing a ‘perfect storm’ of unaffordable homes, poor connectivity, skills gaps and health inequalities.

£163 million affordable home fund available to communities

James Brokenshire has launched a new Community Housing Fund to significantly increase the delivery of affordable homes.

Homes specifically for social rent at risk of being eliminated

The National Planning Policy Framework has dropped the reference to ‘social rent’ homes from the government’s definition of affordable homes.

Fresh calls for government to suspend right to buy

11,465 homes were sold by councils under the right to buy scheme in 2017/18, while councils were only able to replace 4,944 homes using the receipts.

Some buildings in unsafe condition after removal of combustible cladding

MPs to raise urgent concerns with the government after finding that some buildings have been left in an unsafe condition after cladding was removed.

Homeless children reaches highest level since 2007

More than 123,000 children were housed in temporary accommodation in England in the first quarter of 2018, an increase of nearly 80 per cent since 2011.

£105m boost for joined up care in Wales

A £10 million a year fund will be boosted to £105 million over the next three years to help deliver more joined up care closer to home in Wales.

Social housing investment boost confirmed

Housing Secretary James Brokenshire has announced a multi-billion pound boost to social housing across England.

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