Wales urged to set ambitious energy targets for homes

An independent report has called on the Welsh Government to commit to a 30 year programme to reduce carbon emissions in its homes.

Government ‘far too slow’ in Grenfell fire response

The government has been ‘far too slow’ in reforming the building and fire safety regime in the two years since the Grenfell Tower fire.

Bids for Housing Advisers Programme opens

The Local Government Association is launching its third year of the Housing Advisers Programme.

Renting millennials face homeless crisis in retirement

Hundreds of thousands of people could be facing homelessness in their retirement in the coming decades due to the rising costs of renting.

Permitted development a risk to health and well-being

Councils are warning that homes created using permitted development rights are a potential threat to people’s health and well-being.

Council landlords are subsidising Universal Credit

Universal Credit is draining cash and resources from already hard-pressed councils and their not-for-profit housing companies.

Use retirement communities to meet housing needs

Retirement communities have a major role to play in meeting the housing and care needs of our ageing population.

Local Housing Allowance freeze fuelling homelessness

A significant reduction in the number of homes affordable to Londoners receiving LHA over the past four years.

Government must embrace modern construction methods

MPs say that the government’s over-reliance on traditional building methods will see it fall far short of its housing target.

District councils building more homes since HRA cap lifted

More homes are being built and planned for by more district councils in more places.

Give metro mayors more power, says Heseltine

Lord Heseltine has said that Britain’s metro mayors should be given greater powers over housing, schools and jobs.

Homeless 60 times more likely to visit A&E

Homeless people in England are 60 times more likely to visit A&E in a year than the general population.

£5 million to increase number of green mortgages

Households could cut mortgage rates and save money on their energy bills under plans to roll out green mortgages.

Young people half as likely to own a home

A new report by the Local Government Association has found that young people today are half as likely to own a home as they were 20 years ago.

New-build houses to be sold as freehold

Housing Secretary James Brokenshire has said that all new-build houses will be sold as freehold in bold move to tackle unfair leasehold practices.

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