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.

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.

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

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.

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