Government fund for cladding remediation work not enough

The government’s £1 billion Building Safety Fund will not be enough to make high rise and high risk buildings safe from fire.

Over two million behind on council tax bills

The government should change ‘ineffective’ regulations on how councils collect council tax arrears to protect households during coronavirus.

‘Once in a generation opportunity’ to tackle rough sleeping

The government must end rough sleeping by seizing the ‘once in a generation opportunity’ presented by the coronavirus pandemic.

Urgent action to prevent rough sleeping after lockdown

The Homeless Link charity is calling for urgent national and local action so that nobody is forced to sleep rough after lockdown.

Increase pace of energy efficiency in UK buildings

There is an urgent need to increase the pace and scale of investment into the energy efficiency and resilience of UK residential buildings.

Government planning to quietly scrap homeless scheme

The government’s funding of an emergency programme to house rough sleepers in hotels during the coronavirus pandemic is to be scrapped.

£10 million available for domestic abuse charities

Robert Jenrick has announced that charities can bid for a share of £10 million funding to support victims of domestic abuse.

Half a million on brink of homelessness, warns DCN

Almost half a million households are at high risk of becoming homeless as a result of the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Government urged to prevent post-coronavirus homelessness

Representatives from West Midlands local authorities have written to the government about preventing a post-coronavirus homeless world.

Vital building safety work to continue

Leaders from 25 councils have pledged their commitment to ensuring vital building safety work continues during the pandemic.

1.2 million renters are at high-risk of job loss

A new report has warned that up to 1.2 million renters are at high-risk of having to rely on Universal Credit after losing their jobs.

17 years to sort council housing waiting list

New CIPFA analysis has revealed that it could take up to 17 years to re-house individuals and families on the waiting list for council housing.

Taskforce created to tackle rough sleeping during pandemic

A specialist taskforce has been created to lead the next phase of the government’s support for rough sleepers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Confusion remains over refuse centres opening

Despite a recent government plea, some councils have said further measures are needed before their refuse sites can reopen.

Social homes may go unbuilt without RTB extension

Social homes could go unbuilt unless councils are granted an extension to the time they are allowed to spend money from Right to Buy sales.

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