Sprinklers to be installed in all new Cornwall homes

Cornwall Council has pledged to keep residents safe from house fires by agreeing to install sprinklers in all homes the authority builds.

England facing shortfall of four million homes

The National Housing Federation has revealed that England’s total housing need backlog has reached four million homes.

Government to fully fund unsafe cladding removal in social housing

The government will fully fund the removal and replacement of unsafe cladding by councils and housing associations, estimated at £400 million.

Major council homebuilding boost in London

Sadiq Khan has announced a major boost to London councils to help get 10,000 new council homes underway over the next four years.

LGA’s Housing Advisers Programme opens for bids

An innovative scheme set up by the LGA to help councils overcome housing challenges in their local areas has opened for bidding.

Planning framework must focus more on transport

A new report by the RTPI has revealed that only half of housing in the 12 fast growing cities in England is built within 2km of train stations.

More funding to reduce rough sleeping

James Brokenshire has awarded funding to Greater Manchester, Liverpool and the West Midlands to help the regions reduce rough sleeping.

Housing should be on par with health and education

The Mayor of Greater Manchester has called on the government to make housing a human right like health or education.

Council homes for homeless in Brighton

The site of a former sheltered housing scheme has been converted by Brighton City Council to provide ten new houses for homeless families.

UK must build flood resilient homes

A new report has urged the government to create homes and communities that are resilient to flood damage.

£568m for affordable housing in Scotland

More affordable homes will be delivered across Scotland this year after the government announced a £35 million increase to council allocations.

Review launched into carbon monoxide alarms

Dominic Raab has announced that a review will be taken into rules that require carbon monoxide alarms to be fitted in homes across England.

Brokenshire new Communites Secretary

Following Amber Rudd’s recent resignation, Theresa May has announced that Sajid Javid has been named as the new Home Secretary.

Government ‘overlooking the housing needs of older people’

The APPG on Housing and Care for Older People has reported that government policies are ‘overlooking the housing needs of older people’ in rural areas.

Stamp duty cut benefitting 69,000 households

The abolition of stamp duty land tax on properties under £300,000 has helped 69,000 first-time buyers since the relief was introduced.

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