Two new affordable housing schemes in Manchester

Manchester City Council will discuss two new housing schemes that will make affordable homes available for first time buyers.

UK must improve energy efficiency of housing

The UK has the sixth-worst long-term rate of excess winter mortality out of 30 European countries.

New funding to speed up planning decisions

Housing Minister Dominic Raab has announced new funding to help speed up planning decisions and help the government deliver, quality new homes.

Rogue landlords should face £30,000 fines

The LGA has said that rogue landlords who commit housing offences should be fined a minimum of £30,000 by magistrates.

Hospitals, prisons and Jobcentres to refer homeless

Prisons, Jobcentres and NHS trusts will be among the organisations that have a duty to help those at risk of becoming homeless.

Metro Mayors urge for better allocated housing funds

England’s Metro Mayors have urged the government to review the way in which funding for new housing is allocated to city-regions.

Tougher electrical safety standards for tenants

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has published recommendations for new safety measures to better protect private tenants

Affordable homes shortfall falling far short of demand

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has warned that the supply of new, affordable homes has fallen short of demand by 30,000 every year since 2011.

Javid to consider new housing complaints system

Sajid Javid will consider options to ensure that no-one is left battling with their landlord or builder to resolve issues with their home.

Climate change to increase chance of flooding

As it launches its Flood Action Campaign, the Environment Agency has warned that intense bouts of flooding are set to become more frequent.

Strategic planning reforms needed for county housing

The CCN is urging the Housing Secretary to strengthen reforms to the planning system in rural areas to help fight rising prices in English counties.

423,000 homes with planning permission waiting to be built

New research by the LGA has revealed that more than 423,000 homes have been given planning permission but are still waiting to be built.

£45 million boost to unlock land for homes

A £45 million cash fun has been announced for key community projects to help accelerate the building of 7,280 homes on council owned land.

Birmingham makes green pledges in light of cuts

Birmingham City Council has pledged increased investment in housing, social care and cleaner streets in its budget plans.

We need more housing help for elderly, say MPs

The Communities and Local Government Committee has said that a national strategy for older people's housing is needed to bring together and improve current policy.

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