Government set to pass landmark building safety legislation

The government is set to publish its landmark Bill to deliver the biggest changes to building safety for nearly 40 years.

Action needed after three years of post-Grenfell delay

The British Safety Council has warned that too many buildings are unsafe, and too many residents feel trapped in their homes.

Plan to put affordable housing at heart of the recovery

The Affordable Housing Commission has launched a new report to put social and affordable housing at the heart of the coronavirus recovery.

Ombudsman finds councils delaying helping homeless

Ombudsman finds that problems with the way councils are meeting new housing duties are making some homeless people’s situation worse.

Majority of elderly planning applications are speculative

A new report from the ARCO and consultancy Carterwood has called for planning system to be reformed to reduce waste and inefficiency.

Khan calls for £5bn affordable homes investment

Sadiq Khan has called for the government to agree to a multi-billion pound package to kick-start London’s housing sector in response to coronavirus.

Sunak set to unveil £2bn home insulation scheme

The Treasury is set to announce that hundreds of thousands of homeowners will receive vouchers for energy-saving home improvements.

Ben Towe, Managing Director of Hadley Group

The WMCA has set out plans to retrofit 50,000 homes across the West Midlands by the end of 2022 to help tackle fuel poverty.

Planning pledges could put wildlife at risk

Boris Johnson’s pledge to ‘build, build, build’ could put the English countryside and its wildlife at serious risk.

Number of renters in arrears doubles

Shelter has said that the number of private tenants in England who have fallen behind on rent has doubled during the coronavirus pandemic.

Affordable homes scheme extended by a year

A government scheme to help get more families across England into affordable homes has been extended by a year.

Labour calls for prioritisation of truly affordable homes

The Labour Party has called on the government to prioritise high-quality, zero-carbon, truly affordable homes over needs of developers.

Pandemic likely to worsen UK’s housing crisis

More than 300,000 planned new homes may remain on the drawing board over the next five years as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

Give councils the tools to incentivise retirement communities

A report argues that retirement communities should be considered a major part of the solution on how care is delivered in the future.

Manchester begins housing coronavirus homeless

GMCA has started its transition to  accommodate homeless people who have been housed in hotels during the coronavirus crisis.

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