Average house price eight times average wage

The Local Government Association has revealed that the average house price in now worth 7.72 times the average wage packet.

£8.4m to reduce emissions and waste in Scotland

Roseanna Cunningham has announced £8.4 million for projects that will increase recycling rates, reduce emissions and re-use resources.

Brighton agrees 1,000 affordable homes proposal

A key stage in a project to build 1,000 affordable homes in Brighton has been agreed by Brighton & Hove City Council councillors.

UK should adopt Buildings Energy Infrastructure Programme

A new report has recommended a comprehensive Buildings Energy Infrastructure Programme to achieve major energy savings in UK homes.

Fight climate change by recycling at home

A new report by Zero Waste Scotland has argued that recycling at home and tackling food waste are key in the fight against climate change.

Councils should have closer relationship with HAs

Local authorities and housing associations need to have a closer relationship if the UK is to meet increasing housing needs.

Newcastle high rise samples pass fire tests

Newcastle City Council has announced that the building materials taken from high rise blocks in the region have passed fire safety tests.

Welfare policy undermining homelessness attempts

New research has argued that government welfare policy is hindering local authority efforts to tackle homelessness.

£22.8 million for community development

The government has awarded £22.8 million to help communities develop plans to give them a real say in the development of their area.

Government focus on demand heightening housing crisis

The government’s focus on meeting market demand, rather than prioritise genuine local housing needs, is ‘perpetuating’ the housing crisis.

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.

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