The Department for Communities and Local Government has announced that since the launch of the Help to Buy scheme, over 150,000 people have been supported in becoming home owners.

According to figures published by the Department for Communities and Local Government, the number of planning permissions reached an eight-year high of 253,000 in 2015.

A new report by the London Housing Commission has called upon the government to introduce ‘radical’ new powers regarding housing, borrowing and property taxes, including a ’city deal’ for housing in London

The latest survey from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) highlights that the social housing sector is in good financial shape, with access to sufficient finances.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has warned that plans compelling councils to sell off high-value social housing is likely to disproportionately affect older and disabled people.

Simon Stevens, head of NHS England is setting out plans to build ten new housing developments with healthy living in mind.

According to official figures the number of starts and completions on new build homes has reached a seven year record high, with over 143,500 new builds started, the highest level since 2008.

New figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have found that the number of people sleeping rough in England has increased by 30 per cent over the past year.

Creating a new tax on land in London could lead to the construction of more than 200,000 homes, according to a report conducted by Labour London Assembly member Tom Copley.

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis has said the housing market is ‘turning around’ after a decade of decline.

New proposals to speed up housebuilding will enable local governments to process planning applications and fast track application services.

Glasgow is set to create a new £46 million drainage system, which is expected to help unlock the development of 22,000 new homes across the region.

Starter homes could be out of reach fro the majority of families in England, according to new analysis from the Local Government Association (LGA).

The BBC has reported that hundreds of planned new sheltered accommodation units have been delayed or scrapped owing to proposed cuts to housing benefits.

According to an evaluation of the Help to Buy equity loan scheme, commissioned by the Department for Communities and Local Government, 43 per cent of newly built homes have been achieved directly as a result of the programme.


Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.

On the 16th & 17th of May, UK’s most ambitious SME owners, startup owners, creative leaders and decision makers will take part in what is being Europe’s largest business event.