More action needed to avoid Covid-19 homeless spike

Additional measures must be swiftly implemented to tackle London's housing insecurity during the coronavirus emergency.

Home Office introduces Fire Safety Bill

The Home Office is introducing a new bill to improve fire safety in buildings in England and Wales.

Reform of council tax could aid ‘levelling up’ agenda

The IFS has claimed that revaluation and reform of council tax could be a key part of the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda.

Ban on evictions and additional protection for renters

The government has announced a radical package of measures to protect renters and landlords affected by coronavirus.

£3.2m emergency coronavirus support for rough sleepers

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced a £3.2 million emergency funding to help rough sleepers to self-isolate.

New-build homes to come gigabit-speed ready

Oliver Dowden has said that the government will legislate to make sure new-build homes come with gigabit-speed broadband fit for the future.

Homeless need ‘safe spaces’ to self-isolate

The government is being urged to provide safe spaces for the homeless and other vulnerable people to self-isolate, amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

WMCA to help build affordable homes for key workers

A deal struck by the WMCA will see affordable homes built for nurses and other low paid staff working at the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital.

Homebuilding councils encouraged to be more innovative

Robert Jenrick has set out proposals to bring Britain’s planning system into the 21st century as part of plans to get the country building.

Lack of housing leaving homeless on the streets

Crisis has said that councils are being left to leave homeless people on the streets because of a chronic lack of local affordable housing.

Islington to use waste heat from the Tube to warm buildings

An energy centre will use waste heat from the London Underground to provide heating and hot water to more than 1,350 homes in Islington.

National scandal of poor housing for over-55s revealed

The Centre for Ageing Better has revealed that more than two million over-55s are living in a home that endangers their health or well-being.

£210m to help people in Wales build their own home

A new £210 million scheme to assist people build their own home and increase the supply of housing in Wales has been launched.

£5bn national discounts threatening RTB future

Tenants have received discounts of nearly £5 billion to help purchase their council home under the Right to Buy scheme since April 2012.

Majority of UK homes 'fail on energy efficiency targets'

New analysis has found that nearly two thirds of UK homes currently fail to meet long-term energy efficiency targets.

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