Surrey County Council has unveiled plans to build 600 homes for older and disabled people within the next decade, in a bid to save £3 million annually.

Highland Council has published a proposal to accommodate families of Syrian refugees in Kinlochleven in Lochaber.

The Department of Health (DH) has awarded local authorities with a share of a £25 million housing and technology fund for people with learning disabilities.

Doncaster City Council has been granted permission to issue an eviction to homeless protesters living in a ‘tent city’ in the region.

The latest Help to Buy statistics have shown that over 220,000 people have been able to buy a home using the government scheme.

Nearly 90 per cent of local authorities believe that current housing targets will be impossible to meet because of a lack of planning resources.

Property website Rightmove has warned that prices for properties in the UK will rise by two per cent in 2017.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced £32 million of additional funding to regenerate deprived housing estates.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has claimed that high rental housing costs mean an estimated 3.8 million workers are in poverty.

A new multi-million pound deal to boost housing in key cities will provide more than 2,000 homes for private rent and create thousands of jobs.

East Ayrshire Council has unveiled a £131 million programme to build 604 new homes and refurbish hundreds of others as part of a scheme to provide ‘sustainable and quality homes’ for nearly 13,000 tenants.

The Scottish Borders Council has approved plans which could see nearly 1,200 affordable homes built in the region by 2022.

Housing charity Shelter has released analysis showing more than a quarter of a million people are homeless in England.

The government has announced it has dropped plans to force higher-earning social housing tenants to pay more in rent.

Luton Borough Council has been forced to relocate homeless tenants after the units were bought by Stef & Phillips and the charges raised by thousands of pounds.

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Event Diary

The first FLOODEX was a huge success with many exhibitors already committed to exhibiting again in 2017.

World of Learning will feature even more opportunities to discover the latest in learning and development (L&D) with over 100 exhibitors, The Technology Test Drive, Learning Design Live, live workshops, one-to-one consultations, free seminars and its renowned annual conference.