Government to drive up standards in social housing

Eddie Hughes has confirmed that social housing residents will be better protected as part of a review to ensure they are listened to.

Rising energy bills to 'devastate' poorest families

Households on low incomes will be spending on average 18 per cent of their income after housing costs on energy bills after April.

Bradford best location for levelling up opportunities

New research by Etopia Homes has highlighted the towns and cities in England which could make the best use of the government’s levelling up funds.

Plans to secure a green, clean future for London

A new net-zero by 2030 report has outlined the action required to reduce air pollution, tackle the climate emergency and cut congestion in London.

LGA Housing Advisers’ Programme projects announced

The Local Government Association has announced the 30 successful projects, supporting 90 councils, for its Housing Advisers Programme 2021/22.

Families suffering from ‘fuel stress’ set to treble

The number of households suffering from ‘fuel stress’ is set to treble overnight to 6.3 million households when the new energy price cap comes into effect.

Gulf between levelling up promises and policy reality

Despite the rhetoric, the UK is more regionally divided than ever and that central government policy has so far undermined the levelling up agenda.

Government closes tax loophole on second homes

New measures will see owners of second homes who abuse a tax loophole by claiming their often-empty properties are holiday lets forced to pay.

Rural communities 'strangled' by rise in holiday homes

CPRE research has shown a 1,000 per cent increase in short-term lets nationally over the last six years, with most in rural staycation hotspots.

Funding boost in effort to vaccinate vulnerable communities

Community Vaccine Champions will be tapping into their local networks and encouraging people in their community to come forward and get vaccinated.

‘Left behind' neighbourhoods have the worst health outcomes

Ill health n England’s most deprived neighbourhoods is costing an estimated £29.8 billion a year to the economy in lost productivity.

Solar farm plan to cut Manchester’s carbon emissions

Proposals for Manchester City Council to buy its own solar farm to help cut its carbon emissions are set to move forward.

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