Private rented housing ‘failing’ to provide safe homes

The Public Accounts Committee has warned that 13 per cent of rented homes ‘pose a serious threat to the health and safety of renters’.

Major developers to fund building safety repairs

The government has revealed a wide-ranging agreement that will see industry contribute £5 billion to address the building safety scandal.

Local planning authority projects to digitise planning process

Esri UK has announced the local planning authorities who will pilot geospatial technology to help modernise the planning process.

Over 1,200 people experiencing homelessness died last year

New research from the Museum of Homelessness that found that 1,286 people experiencing homelessness died in 2021.

Failing landlords to be ‘named and shamed’

The government will ‘name and shame’ failing social housing providers as part of major reforms to give residents a stronger voice.

Fund gives communities power to deliver affordable homes

Over 1,200 new affordable homes will be delivered across England with communities put in charge of where and how they will be built.

Reduced funding risks undermining homelessness prevention

London boroughs have warned that reduced government funding risks undermining homelessness prevention work in the capital.

Housing First scheme in West Midlands helps 500 homeless

A pioneering scheme to take rough sleepers off the street and into housing has now helped more than 500 people in the West Midlands.

London City Hall hits council housing target

Sadiq Khan has hailed the resurgence in council homebuilding with more than 11,000 new council homes started in London since 2018.

Digital tools to give residents say on local developments

The public will be able to use innovative new technology to have a greater say in shaping and regenerating their communities.

Car parking provision should be capped at one per property

CoMoUK has urged for car parking provision at new housing developments to be capped at a maximum of one space per property.

Council tax bill to rise could worsen cost of living crisis

CIPFA has reported that the council tax bill for an average band D equivalent property in England and Wales is set to rise by £65.

25 areas empowered to shape design of neighbourhoods

The government has announced that 25 areas have been awarded a share of £3 million to help them set their own standards for design locally.

Scotland’s ‘housing gap’ approaching 100,000 homes

Homes for Scotland has reported that Scotland is suffering from a cumulative shortfall approaching 100,000 homes since the credit crunch.

Khan calls for rent freeze to combat cost of living crisis

Sadiq Khan is calling for powers to freeze private rents in the capital for two years and help to save £3,000 in rent for thousands of Londoners.

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