Nearly 90 per cent of local authorities believe that current housing targets will be impossible to meet because of a lack of planning resources.

Property website Rightmove has warned that prices for properties in the UK will rise by two per cent in 2017.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced £32 million of additional funding to regenerate deprived housing estates.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has claimed that high rental housing costs mean an estimated 3.8 million workers are in poverty.

A new multi-million pound deal to boost housing in key cities will provide more than 2,000 homes for private rent and create thousands of jobs.

East Ayrshire Council has unveiled a £131 million programme to build 604 new homes and refurbish hundreds of others as part of a scheme to provide ‘sustainable and quality homes’ for nearly 13,000 tenants.

The Scottish Borders Council has approved plans which could see nearly 1,200 affordable homes built in the region by 2022.

Housing charity Shelter has released analysis showing more than a quarter of a million people are homeless in England.

The government has announced it has dropped plans to force higher-earning social housing tenants to pay more in rent.

Luton Borough Council has been forced to relocate homeless tenants after the units were bought by Stef & Phillips and the charges raised by thousands of pounds.

A new report has shown that 94 per cent of social housing providers believe that the government’s housing policy needs to be improved.

Official figures have shown that the number of new homes built in 2016 have increased by 11 per cent, the third consecutive year-on-year increase.

A new report by ASH and Cancer Research UK has warned that Stop Smoking Services across England are facing ongoing budget cuts after six in ten local authorities (59 per cent) were forced to reduce their funding in the last year.

Government funding totalling £18 million is being offered to councils in England to speed up building of up to 800,000 new homes on large developments.

A report carried out by ResPublica has calculated that improving employment outcomes in 12 well-known estates could save the government around £140 million by 2030.

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