Foundations ready to develop first wave of homes

Liverpool City Council’s ‘ethical housing company’ has set out a £50 million budget to deliver the first phase of a 10,000 build programme.

Cardiff checks on cladding expose fire safety issues

Extra fire safety checks on Cardiff Council's high-rise blocks of flats have revealed that some cladding systems do not meet current standards.

£215 million for council homelessness services

Homelessness Minister Heather Wheeler has announced that councils are set to receive a share of £215 million to prevent homelessness.

Debate encouraged on flood risk communities

Sir James Bevan has opened debate on whether communities at the highest risk of flooding should be abandoned and their residents permanently relocated.

£300 million investment in new homes

Sajid Javid has announced that Greater Manchester, the West of England and Oxfordshire will receive shares of nearly £300 million for new homes.

Gov investment in building new homes has plummeted

The CIH has revealed that government investment in building new homes has plummeted while spending on housing benefit has soared.

'Barn conversions’ heap more pressure on rural areas

Rural areas could lose out on investment for affordable homes as a result of planning changes allowing more new homes to avoid local approval.

Minister denies council cuts and homelessness link

The government’s new Homelessness Minister has told the Guardian that council cuts are not to blames for the increase in rough sleepers.

Extra 1.5 million will be in poverty by 2022

A new report has revealed that the child poverty rate for those in lone parent households will increase from 37 per cent to over 62 per cent.

Spring Statement includes housing boost

The Chancellor has announced a number of new housing plans in his Spring Statement, including £1.67 billion for affordable homes in London.

Cherwell to pilot mortgages for self-build homes

Cherwell District Council is exploring an innovative new approach to helping local people finance self-build homes.

Homes boost for rural communities

Rural communities will be given more options to convert agricultural buildings into family homes to better meet local housing needs.

£30 million social care boost for Liverpool

Liverpool City Council has approved plans for the construction of three new centres for people with learning disabilities in the city.

Urgent fire safety funding needed for high-rise residents

Greater Manchester’s leaders have urged Sajid Javid to provide immediate funding to carry out urgent fire safety work to protect hard-pressed residents.

Councils threatened with losing planning powers

Housing Secretary Sajid Javid warned that councils could be stripped of planning powers if not enough homes are being built in their areas.

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