Ban on evictions and notices extended by four weeks

The ban on evictions extended for another four weeks and new six month notice periods to be in place until at least 31 March 2021.

Labour calls for urgent extension of evictions ban

Labour Metro Mayors and council leaders have written to the Housing Secretary calling for an urgent extension of the ban on evictions.

£56m spent on consultants to help with coronavirus

Whitehall has spent over £56 million on consultancy firms to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

Changes to council tax rules ‘needed now’, says charity

The Money Advice Trust has urged the government to make changes to the way local authorities are able to collect council tax debt.

£9.5m to reduce housing’s carbon footprint in Wales

A new programme worth up to £9.5 million will reduce the carbon footprint of existing social housing in Wales.

Councils likely to be forced to cut services

The IFS has warned that councils will be forced to cut services if the government does not meet the cost of soaring coronavirus spending.

£15 million to support internet access in Scotland

An expected 23,000 low income households in Scotland without proper internet access will be helped by £15 million of funding.

Reports of rough sleeping rose sharply during lockdown

Reports of people sleeping rough rose sharply during lockdown, despite government claims that suggest otherwise.

Multi-million pound support package for Welsh councils

Welsh Ministers have announced a funding boost of more than £260 million for local councils in Wales.

Cross-party MPs warn of 'wave of homelessness'

MPs have warned that the country could see ‘a new wave of homelessness’ when a ban on evictions ends later this month.

West Midlands outlines case for more local powers

Council leaders in the West Midlands are urging the government to grant more powers to the region to aid recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

£5 million announced for social prescribing

£5 million in funding will support people to stay connected and maintain their health and well-being following the coronavirus pandemic.

Oxfordshire County Council to make cuts of  £15m

Oxfordshire County Council will be making emergency cuts of £15 million to deal with losses incurred because of the coronavirus pandemic.

North Yorkshire single council plan gets backing

The bid for the creation of a single North Yorkshire Council has been given strong backing by neighbouring Durham.

Rough sleeping plans could unravel within months

Rough sleeping will soar if the government fails to properly fund homelessness support services in this Autumn’s Comprehensive Spending Review.

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