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.

Prime Minister Theresa May is set to criticise the West’s response to the migration crisis, at the UK summit in New York, calling for a new approach to tackling the crisis.

Anglesey Council has become the latest Welsh local authority to stop tenants buying their own council houses.

The government will transfer money to councils to top up the cost of supported housing.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to address the gap between household income and rising rents, by allowing councils to build more affordable homes.

Hull City Council has confirmed it has approved plans to build more than 100 new homes, as part of a £17 million scheme to regenerate the region’s Fruit Market area.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is campaigning for a ‘new deal’ to alleviate poverty in the UK by 2030.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has said it is confident local authorities will be able to meet the government’s pledge to resettle 20,000 S

The Local Government Association (LGA) has cautioned that the government’s new Pay to Stay policy will be near impossible to implement on time, due to the administrative complexities involved.

Housing charity Shelter has warned that the government is likely to miss its target to build one million homes by 2020, unless radical reforms take place.

During a visit to the Calais refugee camp, councillors have said that ministers and party leaders need to improve their treatment of child refugees.

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