More leaseholders to own their own buildings

Leaseholders could find it easier and cheaper to buy the freehold of their building under new proposals to create a fairer housing system.

Areas selected for planning pilots for deprived communities

Communities have been selected for two pilot schemes aimed at encouraging more people in urban and deprived areas to engage in the planning system.

Councils’ finances performed more strongly than expected

The IFS has said that councils’ finances held up much better during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, 2020–21, than previously thought.

Enhancing the environment to be at centre of new housing

Rebecca Pow has launched a consultation that sets out plans to ensure wildlife can be better protected and enhanced in developments.

Gove insists government will spend on Levelling Up

Michael Gove has insisted there is money to spend on ‘levelling up’ projects around the country after a warning that voters needed to s

Prioritise insulation to save households £500 a year

The Energy Efficiency Infrastructure Group has urged the government to enhance energy efficiency investment as a permanent solution to high energy bills.

NHS Food Scanner App to improve children’s diet

The government's New Better Health campaign includes a new NHS Food Scanner App to help parents improve their children's diet.

Developers told they must pay to fix the cladding crisis

Michael Gove has warned developers that they must pay to fix the cladding crisis as he overhauls the government’s approach to building safety.

Housing crisis needs action on planning, says committee

The Built Environment Committee has stressed the need for the government to urgently address barriers to building much needed new homes.

Labour criticises decade of ‘dither and delay’ on energy policy

The Labour Party has slammed the Conservatives for a decade of dither, delay and poor planning on Britain’s energy sector.

Better health top benefit of technology for Brits

Most people in the UK are hoping for better health as a result of technology advancements, accoridng to new research.

Arrival begins proving ground trials of its electric bus

Arrival has begun trials of the Arrival Bus at a testing facility in the UK, ahead of certification and public roads trials next year as planned.

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