A new £40 million programme to provide an innovative approach to tackling homelessness, with prevention at its heart, has been announced.

Councils are making preparations for the arrival of 14 children from the Calais refugee camps into the UK.

Housing charity Shelter has cautioned that four in ten homes in Britain fall under the standards which are considered acceptable living conditions.

Gwynedd Council has launched a consultation on whether it should increase council tax on properties which are not the sole property owned by the owner.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) has cautioned that the UK is facing a ‘critical rental shortage’ and has called on the governme

In an interview with the BBC, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said he will focus on spending on new homes and transport, ahead of November’s Autumn Statement.

Newport Council is set to double the amount of council tax on long-term empty homes in the region as part of a wider plan to tackle the issue of vacant properties.

A new study has claimed that the densification of large estates in London could help deliver thousands of new homes every year to the capital.

Plans to build 5,000 new homes in South Oxfordshire, to help deal with Oxford’s housing crisis, have been rejected by the district council leader.

West Lothian Council’s new council house building programme has been recognised at the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Awards.

Edinburgh City Council has ordered a survey of its council buildings, after 17 of the region’s schools were closed as a result of safety concerns.

The Bank of England has told the government that the Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee Scheme is no longer needed.

Newly released figures have shown that more than 312,000 households have now benefited from government-backed home ownership schemes.

Southwark Council has said it is seeking a judicial review over the government’s decision to block a compulsory purchase order (CPO) on Aylesbury Estate, as part of the council’s wider plans for a regeneration scheme.

Government statistics have shown that more than 10,000 migrant households have been given emergency council accommodation, as a result of losing their home and needing to care for children.

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