Survey highlights pressures facing care homes

The QNI has published a major new report on the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the UK’s nursing and residential homes.

Ban on evictions and notices extended by four weeks

The ban on evictions extended for another four weeks and new six month notice periods to be in place until at least 31 March 2021.

Labour calls for urgent extension of evictions ban

Labour Metro Mayors and council leaders have written to the Housing Secretary calling for an urgent extension of the ban on evictions.

Dame Louise Casey steps back from homelessness role

Dame Louise Casey has ‘stepped back’ from her role as the government's chief advisor on homelessness.

£9.5m to reduce housing’s carbon footprint in Wales

A new programme worth up to £9.5 million will reduce the carbon footprint of existing social housing in Wales.

Reports of rough sleeping rose sharply during lockdown

Reports of people sleeping rough rose sharply during lockdown, despite government claims that suggest otherwise.

Cross-party MPs warn of 'wave of homelessness'

MPs have warned that the country could see ‘a new wave of homelessness’ when a ban on evictions ends later this month.

Rough sleeping plans could unravel within months

Rough sleeping will soar if the government fails to properly fund homelessness support services in this Autumn’s Comprehensive Spending Review.

£50m announced in Wales to end homelessness

Julie James has confirmed up to £50 million to support projects across Wales to ensure no-one is forced back onto the streets.

Planning overhaul underway as consultation launched

Robert Jenrick has said that the delivery of high-quality, sustainable homes will be at the heart of new reforms to housing policy.

£1.3bn investment to deliver homes and infrastructure

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has given the green light to tens of thousands of new homes and other vital infrastructure projects.

Government extends Help to Buy scheme

Thousands of families can still benefit from the current Help to Buy scheme despite delays in building their new homes due to coronavirus.

Khan seeks thousands of ‘genuinely affordable’ homes

Sadiq Khan has called for ‘significantly more investment’ to build thousands of genuinely affordable homes in London.

90,000 new social homes a year achievable

MPs have said that 90,000 new social homes will be needed every year to meet the country’s housing needs.

Plan healthier lifestyles into new housing developments

Homes England is backing new design guidance which encourages healthier lifestyles to be planned into new housing developments.