Nottingham to pursue high rise sprinklers

Nottingham City Council will go ahead with the installation of sprinklers in residential high rise blocks in the city, despite a lack of government support.

Right to Buy discounts causing housing ‘firesafe’

New LGA analysis has revealed that nearly £3.5 billion in Right to Buy discounts have been handed out to council tenants over the past six years.

New panel to help eradicate rough sleeping

Experts from homelessness charities and local government have met for the first time as part of the government’s new rough sleeping advisory panel.

£866 million investment for local housing projects

The government has confirmed a £866 million investment in local housing projects that will help build up to 200,000 new homes.

£5 million for affordable, supported accommodation in Leeds

Leeds City Council is set to approve a £5 million investment to provide supported accommodation for vulnerable adults, young people and families.

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.

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