Businesses support giving councils more infrastructure freedom

The majority of businesses in London think that councils should be given more power to deliver infrastructure and housing.

Sajid Javid announced infrastructure revolution

Sajid Javid has announced more than £250 million funding for vital infrastructure that will unlock over 20,000 homes nationwide.

New guide for councils on local infrastructure

A new guide has been published with advice on how councils can use their unique position to attract private and foreign investment into local areas.

Housing Secretary pledges £10 million for 10 new communities

£10 million of funding will enable councils to develop locally-led proposals to deliver more new towns on the scale of Milton Keynes.

Manchester cuts rough sleeping for second consecutive year

The number of people sleeping rough in Greater Manchester has fallen for the second consecutive year.

Housing-related benefit cuts hit Londoners hardest

The Mayor of London has called on the government to stop the roll out of Universal Credit, as welfare cuts are forcing Londoners into homelessness.

Homes England agrees deals with six local authorities

Homes England has agreed funding deals worth £38.2 million with six local authorities to speed up the construction of at least 2,072 homes.

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.

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