Don’t cap climate ambition for new homes

GMCA has called upon the government not to restrict local ambition on climate change targets when drawing up guidelines for new build homes.

UNISON calls for affordable homes for all

More than a million people are lingering on waiting lists for council houses in England, with UNISON demanding a new housing policy.

Government embracing policies of ‘climate delayers’

Ministers are proposing national standards for carbon reduction in new homes that are lower than those already implemented in London.

Government to cut the cost of new homes by a third

A new generation of homeowners will be backed by the government thanks to a scheme cutting the cost of some new homes by a third.

New UK homes registered to be built hits 13-year high

New figures from the National House Building Council have revealed that 1.4 million new homes have been registered to be built in the past decade.

Lifting LHA rate would aid homelessness prevention push

More than 100,000 people would be protected from financial hardship and homelessness if LHA rates were lifted to cover the cost of renting.

WMCA creates localised definition of affordable housing

The West Midlands Combined Authority has become the first region in the UK to introduce its own localised definition of affordable housing.

Westminster cuts fuelling homelessness risk

Kevin Stewart has criticised 'tweaks' to LHA rates, stressing that they potentially leave people facing homelessness.

Flood grants based on ‘obscene postcode lottery’

Hundreds of flooded households will not receive promised compensation funding because of an ‘obscene postcode lottery’.

Beautiful homes should become 'norm’, says Jenrick

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has stressed that ‘tree-lined streets should be the ‘norm – not the exception’.

£1bn to support small and medium sized builders

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has given the green light to £1 billion in finance to support small and medium sized builders.

Use national parks for more affordable housing

Carl Lis has said that more affordable housing should be built in England’s national parks to help communities excluded by spiralling prices.

Councils struggling to maintain homelessness services

New analysis has revealed that more than two-thirds of all council homelessness services in England have been pushed into the red.

£112 million rough sleeping funding for councils

More rough sleepers will be helped off the streets as a result of an extra £112 million funding allocation for councils.

Overcrowded private rentals double in 10 years

Over 283,000 households who rent privately are living in overcrowded conditions, according to the English Housing Survey.