Double London housebuilding to tackle housing crisis

London needs 90-100,000 new homes each year to tackle the housing crisis – double the number currently being built.

Figures show Help to Buy loans pass £20 billion

The number of people purchasing a home through the Help to Buy scheme is at an all-time high, according to new figures.

Flagship first-time buyers scheme now open for bids

Home builders across England are being invited to bid for their share of a £150 million package by offering plots for sale as First Homes.

Expert group created to advise on social housing sector

Housing experts have been brought together to form a new expert panel to advise on the delivery of the social housing white paper.

£250m towards 20,000 low carbon homes for rent in Wales

The Welsh Government has doubled its spending on social housing for rent, committing an initial £250 million for 20,000 new low carbon homes.

New planning requirements on fire safety

New planning requirements will seek to ensure that high-rise developments consider fire safety at the earliest stages of planning.

£62m for sustainable supply of affordable homes in Birmingham

Birmingham City Council has announced a £62 million capital investment to increase the sustainable supply of affordable homes.

Council leaders warn of temporary accommodation crisis

As many as 119,830 children in England will be living in temporary accommodation during the end-of-year Summer school break.

New training academy in Manchester to teach retrofitting

Greater Manchester has taken its first key step towards becoming carbon neutral by 2038 through the launch of a retrofitting skills training academy.

Increase in new energy efficient homes

New government figures indicate a 16 per cent increase in supply of energy efficient homes compared to last year.

Metro Mayors join forces on Housing First extension

Three Metro Mayors have joined forces to call for an extension of the Housing First pilot scheme for tackling homelessness.

Government launches new National Disability Strategy

The National Disability Strategy will seek to provide more accessible housing, easier commuting and better job prospects for disabled people.

Extra £82m a year needed to end rough sleeping by 2024

The government must maintain pandemic-level funding for homelessness services in order to end rough sleeping by 2024.

Important to have a say on all housing in local areas

Eight in ten residents feel that it is important to be able to comment on individual plans for all housing developments in their local area.

£3.7 million to fund accommodation for abuse victims

The Respite Rooms Trial Programme will see 12 local areas share £3.7 million to fund accommodation and expert support for victims of abuse.


Event Diary

The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.

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