Councils still facing obstacles to building new homes

A new report from the Chartered Institute of Housing shows that councils are still facing obstacles to building more homes.

Stoke unveils five-year homelessness plan

Stoke-on-Trent City Council's cabinet is set to approve a new homelessness and rough sleeping strategy.

£4m to crack down on criminal landlords and letting agents

More than 100 councils across England have been awarded a share of over £4 million to crack down on criminal landlords and letting agents.

Welsh Government launches hidden homelessness campaign

A new campaign to tackle hidden homelessness has been launched by the Welsh Government.

New build homes to be more efficient from 2024

New regulations will be developed to ensure all new homes built in Scotland will use renewable or low carbon heating from 2024.

Wales bans use of combustible cladding on high rises

The use of combustible cladding on the external walls of high rise buildings in Wales will be banned from 13 January 2020.

280,000 people in England are recorded as homeless

Shelter has revealed that 280,000 people are recorded as homeless in England, an increase of 23,000 since 2016.

Rough sleeping falls by over a quarter in Manchester

The number of people sleeping rough in the Greater Manchester city-region has fallen by 37 per cent in one year.

135,000 children in Britain to be homeless at Christmas

At least 135,000 children will be homeless and living in temporary accommodation across Britain on Christmas day.

UK planning systems neglecting rights of children

Planning systems in the UK are failing to consider the rights and needs of children, leading to detrimental effects on their well-being.

Lib Dems announce plan to end rough sleeping

The Liberal Democrats have shared plans to introduce a duty on local authorities to provide immediate emergency accommodation.

Six in ten have never checked their flood risk

A survey has revealed that people in Great Britain are still not checking the flood risk of their homes.

House building doubles across West Midlands

Nearly 17,000 homes were built in the West Midlands last year, meaning housing construction has more than doubled in the last eight years.

Labour pledges a ‘housing revolution’

With the party launching its election manifesto, Labour is announcing new plans for the biggest council and social housing programme in decades.

Main party leaders to commit to tackling homelessness

Andy Burnham has challenged party leaders to commit to taking immediate steps to tackle the homelessness crisis and save lives this winter.


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