Private renters more exposed to current economic shock

Families living in private rented accommodation are more exposed to the current economic shock than homeowners.

Biggest changes to building safety ‘in a generation’

Robert Jenrick has announced steps to further reform the building safety system to ensure residents are safe in their homes.

Increase grant levels to boost social housing investment

The Chartered Institute of Housing has warned that grant levels for new social housing in England have fallen dangerously low.

Scotland’s 50,000 affordable homes target a challenge to meet

There remains a real challenge for the Scottish government and the housing sector to deliver 50,000 affordable homes by March of next year.

Final Grenfell Taskforce report published

The Independent Grenfell Recovery Taskforce has published its final report, and appointed Nick Hurd as an Independent Adviser to the Prime Minister.

£5m to house 1,000 rough sleepers in Manchester

Andy Burnham has announced an urgent humanitarian response to house 1,000 people in hotels across Greater Manchester.

Manchester to create affordable homes development company

Ceating a local housing development and management company will mean that Manchester City Council can develop affordable homes directly.

Coronavirus: housing for all rough sleepers in Cambridge

Cambridge City Council is working to support rough sleepers who will be unable to self-isolate from coronavirus.

London’s homeless to be housed in hotel rooms

Sadiq Khan has secured 300 hotel rooms in which rough sleepers in the capital can self-isolate over the coming weeks.

House all homeless people now, government urged

Andy Burnham has called on the government to release funding to house all homeless people now, as the Coronavirus crisis continues to unfold.

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.

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