Universal Credit forcing tenants into rent arrears

New Residential Landlords Association research has revealed that Universal Credit is causing tenants to get behind with their rent.

130,000 families left to live in one-bed flats

A new report from the National Housing Federation has revealed that an ongoing shortage of homes is forcing 130,000 families in England to squeeze

£700m bid for roads investment in the north

Transport for the North have submitted a bid for a £700 million investment in the region’s roads over the next five years.

Growing funding challenge for social care in London

Adult social care sector in the capital faces a funding gap of £540 million by 2025 unless the national shortfall in adult social care finances is addressed.

Local services will continue to decline, warns committee

MPs have argued that uncertainty over financial settlement for next year has left the majority of council services at breaking point.

£9 million to get ports ready for Brexit

Robert Jenrick has announced that £5 million will be given to local councils which either have or are near to a major air, land or sea port.

Pension age should rise to 75, says Tory think tank

A think tank says that the state pension age should rise to 75 within the 16 years in order to help boost the country’s economy.

County leaders seeking fairer funding commitment

The CCN is urging the Prime Minister to see through his promise to ‘level up’ funding for the country’s ‘left behind’ places.

Corbyn plans to reopen empty shops

Jeremy Corbyn is announcing new plans to give councils the power to reopen abandoned shops to ‘revive Britain’s struggling high streets’.

Chancellor announces £600 million housing boost

Sajid Javid has announced over £600 million of new investment to build up to 50,000 new homes in high demand areas in England.

£41m to unlock derelict Midlands land for housing

A further £41 million has been secured by the WMCA to help unlock hundreds of acres of former industrial land for new homes.

A ‘Northern Budget’ can deliver infrastructure boost

The government has been encouraged to commit to a ‘Northern Budget’ in order to boost to the region’s economic fortunes.

Extra funding for Liverpool’s clean air plan

Liverpool City Council has been awarded an additional £652,000 by the government to complete its clean air plan.

Energy switching scheme saving money in Cambridgeshire

Residents across Cambridgeshire have successfully saved £563,746 over the last five years through a local energy switch scheme.

Leeds collaboration to boost health tech industry

More than three million people across Leeds City Region are set to benefit from health technology advances.