New-build houses to be sold as freehold

Housing Secretary James Brokenshire has said that all new-build houses will be sold as freehold in bold move to tackle unfair leasehold practices.

New design laws to ensure high-quality homes

Theresa May has urged for new design standards to ensure high-quality homes, more social housing, and further tenant rights.

£778m Commonwealth Games investment for Birmingham

Birmingham and the West Midlands region will benefit from a £778 million investment to stage the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

MPs warn that new housing target is in jeopardy

The government lacks a clear plan explaining how they will meet their highly ambitious 300,000 new homes a year target.

Local government more elitist than those they represent

20 per cent of local government leaders and 29 per cent of MPs were privately educated.

New measures to remove disability barriers

Theresa May has ordered a new package of measures to tackle the injustices faced by disabled people in the workplace, at home and in the community.

Childhood obesity progress moving at ‘snail’s pace’

Deadlines for four of the six policy consultations forming the government’s Childhood Obesity Plan have been missed.

Fifth of Welsh councils jobs lost due to austerity

A new report has highlighted the extraordinary impact that a decade of austerity has had on the council workforce in Wales.

Liverpool to build new council homes for 21st century

Liverpool City Council has been given the green light to construct a new generation of local authority homes fit for the 21st century.

Northern Powerhouse ‘undermined’ by austerity

IPPR North has said that the Northern Powerhouse is being ‘undermined’ by austerity despite signs of economic growth.

UK climate plan lacking in key details

The current climate action plan is ‘unclear’ and lacks key details about how the UK will reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next 12 years.

Letter condemns ‘unacceptable’ record on rough sleeping

The Mayor of London, council leaders and homeless charities have criticised the government’s ‘completely unacceptable’ record on rough sleeping.

England’s biggest council’s condemn Clean Air Zone delays

Birmingham City Council and Leeds City Council have blamed the government for delays to introducing the country's first Clean Air Zones.

Homes England indicates increase in affordable homes

New housing statistics show a significant increase in the number of affordable homes being built in England.

Match bus fare subsidies in north with that of London

Andy Burnham has urged the government to make the same subsidies for northern bus fares as those applied in London.


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