First council houses in Gateshead for 30 years

Gateshead Council has given the green light to the building of the first new council houses to be designed and built by the council for 30 years.

Burnham continues homelessness push

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has announced a new wave of radical proposals to address homelessness and save lives as winter draws in.

Council seeks views as part of Oxford2050 consultation

Oxford City Council is asking residents and businesses for their views on issues such as homes and climate change as part of the Oxford2050 consultation.

London council leaders seek housing freedoms

The Mayor of London and 21 London boroughs are urging the government to give the capital the investment it needs to build more affordable homes.

London councils plan £380m fire safety spend

Research has found that London councils are expecting to spend approximately £383 million to make social housing safer following the Grenfell Tower fire.

Council seeks government assurance over fire safety costs

Lambeth Council has urged the government to commit funding for local authorities for fire safety work following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

10,000 new affordable homes for Glasgow

Glasgow City Council has approved the draft Strategic Housing Investment Plan, which will see 10,000 affordable homes over the next five years.

New Hackney houses to suit Haredi religion

Hackney Council is planning to build new housing with religiously compliant features to appeal to the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.

LHA freeze risks increasing homelessness

The LGA has warned that the freeze on Local Housing Allowance LHA risks an increase in homelessness in the private sector.

Majority of affordable homes lost because of legal loophole

New research has revealed that property developers are avoiding building thousands of affordable homes each year due to a legal loophole.

Government to introduce Draft Tenant Fees Bill

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has revealed that a new draft Tenant Fees Bill will be introduced to Parliament to ban letting fees.

Supported housing gets funding boost

Local Government Minister Marcus Jones has announced a new approach to encourage the supply of a wide range of supported housing.

LHA cap will not apply to supported housing

Theresa May has revealed that the Local Housing Allowance cap will not apply to supported housing or the social housing sector.

Developers not prioritising walking infrastructure

A new report has argued that access to walking infrastructure is not a priority for developers building new homes.

Dundee to outline £350 million building programme

Dundee City Council is to outline nearly £350 million of investment for a building programme to cover the next five years.


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.