The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has revealed a new Homeless Reduction Bill which will aims to significantly reform England’s homeless legislation, ensuring that more people can receive the help they need to prevent them from becoming homeless.

The LGA is arguing that English councils should be freed from restrictions on the ability to borrow to fund new home building.

New housing measures to apply minimum room sizes to shared homes have been announced by Housing Minister Gavin Barwell.

A new £40 million programme to provide an innovative approach to tackling homelessness, with prevention at its heart, has been announced.

Councils are making preparations for the arrival of 14 children from the Calais refugee camps into the UK.

Housing charity Shelter has cautioned that four in ten homes in Britain fall under the standards which are considered acceptable living conditions.

Gwynedd Council has launched a consultation on whether it should increase council tax on properties which are not the sole property owned by the owner.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) has cautioned that the UK is facing a ‘critical rental shortage’ and has called on the governme

In an interview with the BBC, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said he will focus on spending on new homes and transport, ahead of November’s Autumn Statement.

Newport Council is set to double the amount of council tax on long-term empty homes in the region as part of a wider plan to tackle the issue of vacant properties.

A new study has claimed that the densification of large estates in London could help deliver thousands of new homes every year to the capital.

Plans to build 5,000 new homes in South Oxfordshire, to help deal with Oxford’s housing crisis, have been rejected by the district council leader.

West Lothian Council’s new council house building programme has been recognised at the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Awards.

Edinburgh City Council has ordered a survey of its council buildings, after 17 of the region’s schools were closed as a result of safety concerns.

The Bank of England has told the government that the Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee Scheme is no longer needed.

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