Digital revolution urged for in the property sector

Esther McVey is announcing governmental plans to release data held by local bodies to enable the UK PropTech sector to thrive.

Biggest brownfield housing agreed in West Midlands

A new deal between the West Midlands Combined Authority and Sandwell Council will unlock the biggest brownfield housing site in the region.

New housing measures for those on low incomes

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed a package of measures to help people on lower incomes get onto the housing ladder.

First time buyer numbers at 12 year high

The latest mortgage data has revealed that the number of first-time buyers getting a mortgage has increased to 35,010.

London’s funding ‘raw deal’ undermining homelessness push

The Homelessness Reduction Act has substantially increased the number of people seeking help from London Boroughs.

Only tenth of homes built on Green Belt are ‘affordable’

The CPRE has revealed that only one in 10 homes built on land released from the Green Belt over the past decade are ‘affordable’.

Spending on B&Bs for homeless rockets

Councils are having to spend nearly 10 times on placing homeless households in bed and breakfasts because of a shortage of homes.

Free leisure centre access for Oxford’s homeless

Oxford City Council is introducing free access to its leisure centres for people experiencing homelessness in the city.

Loans offered to build new schools alongside new homes

The Department for Education is offering loans to housing developers to boost new house and school building momentum.

Rogue landlords plans to boost broadband speeds

A new law will mean an extra 3,000 residential buildings a year will be connected to gigabit speeds.

London seeks council and social rented housing

Sadiq Khan has launched his first 'Homes for Londoners' conference, stressing that genuinely affordable housing is the priority.

©Tim Crocker: Goldsmith Street

RIBA has named Goldsmith Street in Norwich as the winner of the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize, awarded to the UK’s best new building.

New accommodation to tackle homelessness in Oxford

Oxford City Council is proposing a new approach to tackling rough sleeping this winter.

Nine in 10 homes unaffordable for families

More than nine in ten homes for private rent are too expensive for those on housing benefit.

Grenfell Tower report to be released on 30 October

The long-awaited Grenfell Tower fire public inquiry report is to be released on 30 October, the day before Britain is due to leave the EU.

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