New green energy campaign in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has launched a new campaign to save people money on their energy bills and help the environment.

Liverpool launches empty homes matching scheme

Liverpool City Council is launching a new matchmaking service to link buyers and sellers of vacant properties.

Islington launches London’s first municipal energy provider

Islington Council has launched London’s first municipal energy provider in more than a century.

£8.4m high rise safety programme in Nottingham

Nottingham City Council will continue with an £8.4 million programme of sprinkler installations and other safety measures in 13 high rise blocks.

Housing benefit cuts prompt rent rises

The IFS has said that households on low incomes are left exposed to rent increases as housing costs dominate their spend.

UK faces elderly homelessness ‘time bomb’

The LGA has warned that the UK is facing a ‘ticking time bomb’ over rising numbers of homeless older people.

£2 million affordable housing in Manchester

A new Housing Affordability Fund, released by Manchester City Council, will help to build 2,500 more affordable homes in the next five years.

Later life quality plans for Leeds

A new partnership has been announced by Leeds City Council to tackle the challenges and create further opportunities for older residents.

£3.8 million homelessness fund for Manchester

Greater Manchester will receive almost £3.8 million to develop a new city region-wide approach to prevent homelessness and reduce rough sleeping.

Government climate change plans target draughty homes

The government’s Clean Growth Strategy will target the UK’s draughtiest homes as part of its bid to cut emissions by 57 per cent by 2032.

Extra care housing scheme to aid hospital bed delays

New 'Home from home' short-stay flats in Manchester are set to help the city's patients leave wards quicker and boost recovery.

Oxford supports affordable housing study

Oxford City Council is supporting research that will explore options on how community housing could be sustainably delivered within the region.

Homeless people being denied access to housing

26,000 single, homeless people are trapped in a cycle of homelessness, unable to access housing.

£2 billion boost confirmed for council housing

As expected, the Conservative Party Conference unveiled a further £2 billion investment for council and housing association homes.

Liverpool failing rough sleepers

A new report urges for a major public awareness campaign to debunk myths around homelessness.


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.