The funding model the government intends to use to finance the Right to Buy model strategy has been criticised by the Commons Communities Committee (CCC), which maintains that plans to allow social tenants in England to buy their homes are ‘extremely questionable’.

Barking and Dagenham Council has offered 40 of its tenants a payment of £40,000 in place of a Right to Buy discount, granting tenants a chance to purchase a new home on the open market.

According to a study commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA), a number of families could be priced out of their council accommodation and will be unable to afford alternative housing in the same area.

The government has announced new support for people looking to build their own home, in the form of new registers to help them find plots.

Think tank Policy Exchange (PX) has called on the government to prioritise home energy efficiency as a key infrastructure priority in order to reduce fuel poverty and cut carbon emissions

Ministers have called upon the construction industry to remove barriers and work to get more young people to consider a career in construction.

The new London Help to Buy scheme has been officially launched, allowing London residents to buy a home with a five per cent deposit.

New analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA) has found that at least 80,000 social homes could be lost by 2020.

Following the storm that affected much of the United States at the weekend, the Met Office has warned that parts of the UK should prepare for more heavy rainfall and possible flooding as it makes its way across the Atlantic.

The government’s so-called bedroom tax has been ruled as discriminatory by Court of Appeal judges, following a legal challenge submitted in November.

Building society Nationwide has warned that a delay in building construction is likely to cause an increase in house prices over the coming months.

A study conducted by the Smith Institute has called upon the government to introduce measures to move co-housing from the ‘margins to the mainstream’, claiming the move would make high quality, suitable and affordable developments the norm.

Planned changes to housing benefit could leave thousands of residents who rely on specialist housing unable to afford their rent, the National Housing Federation (NHF) has warned.

Housing association tenants will be able to take their first step towards owning their own home, under the government’s plan to extend the Right to Buy scheme.

Justine Greening, the International Development Secretary, has said ministers are considering the move to admit 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children who have made it into Europe, as part of its response to the migrant crisis.

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