Over 150,000 homes for social rent lost in five years

The Chartered Institute of Housing has shown that more than 150,000 of the most affordable rented homes have been lost in just five years.

‘Light handed’ regulation could help improve private renting

The government should do more to support the increasing provision of private rented accommodation by housing associations and local authorities.

New Metals Matter campaign for Cambridge

Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council have launched a new metal recycling campaign.

Labour pledges 8,000 new homes for rough sleepers

Labour has promised to tackle the scandal of rough sleeping by pledging 8,000 affordable homes for people with a history of sleeping on the streets.

Manchester plans refurb project for vacant properties

Manchester City Council has announced plans to undertake major refurbishment works to transform the Ben Street residential area.

Rough sleeping rises for seventh year

Rough sleeping in England has increased for the seventh year in a row, despite the government investing £550 million to address the issue.

£42 million boost for home adaptations

£42 million will be spent on enabling more elderly and disabled residents to make adaptations to their homes so they can live independently.

New homes at affordable prices in Hackney

Hackney Council has announced plans to build modern new homes at a genuinely affordable living rent, saving renters £10,000 a year.

Capital prosperity dependent upon collaboration

London, the South East and the East of England urgently need greater collaboration to respond to their current challenges.

Shelter launches new social housing commission

Homelessness charity Shelter is to launch a new commission scrutinising social housing in Britain in the wake of June’s Grenfell Tower fire.

Devon County Council awards residual waste contract

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK has been awarded a contract by Devon County Council to develop a new waste transfer station.

MPs say that plans to solve housing crisis will fail

The Treasury Select Committee has said that government plans to tackle the housing crisis will fail without further reforms.

£29m council funding for vulnerable children

Sajid Javid has announced that councils will receive an additional £29 million to boost their support for unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

Lowest-income households facing debt

New research has revealed that a third of the lowest-income households in Britain have loans and credit card debts that outstrip the assets they hold.

Nottingham reiterates post-Grenfell funding call

Nottingham City Council has repeated its request for the government to provide the £8.5 million necessary for post-Grenfell safety measures.


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.