Give metro mayors more power, says Heseltine

Lord Heseltine has said that Britain’s metro mayors should be given greater powers over housing, schools and jobs.

Homeless 60 times more likely to visit A&E

Homeless people in England are 60 times more likely to visit A&E in a year than the general population.

£5 million to increase number of green mortgages

Households could cut mortgage rates and save money on their energy bills under plans to roll out green mortgages.

Young people half as likely to own a home

A new report by the Local Government Association has found that young people today are half as likely to own a home as they were 20 years ago.

New-build houses to be sold as freehold

Housing Secretary James Brokenshire has said that all new-build houses will be sold as freehold in bold move to tackle unfair leasehold practices.

Warning over unsafe properties for private renters

Weak regulation of private renting in England is leaving hundreds of thousands of tenants living in hazardous homes.

New design laws to ensure high-quality homes

Theresa May has urged for new design standards to ensure high-quality homes, more social housing, and further tenant rights.

MPs warn that new housing target is in jeopardy

The government lacks a clear plan explaining how they will meet their highly ambitious 300,000 new homes a year target.

Council house-building at highest level since 1990

The Royal Town Planning Institute has estimated that over 13,000 new homes were delivered by English local authorities last year.

New measures to remove disability barriers

Theresa May has ordered a new package of measures to tackle the injustices faced by disabled people in the workplace, at home and in the community.

£4.9bn needed annually to deliver affordable homes

The amount of grant funding required to deliver the affordable homes Londoners desperately need sits at £4.9 billion a year.

Homeless deaths higher in austerity hit areas

Local government funding cuts are disproportionately hitting areas that have the highest numbers of deaths among homeless people.

Liverpool to build new council homes for 21st century

Liverpool City Council has been given the green light to construct a new generation of local authority homes fit for the 21st century.

'One in four' seeking shelter are refugees

Almost a quarter of those seeking shelter with key homelessness agencies in Manchester, London and Leicester are refugees.

Comprehensive homelessness strategy desperately needed

The LGiU has launched the final report from the Local Government Homelessness Commission (LGHC).

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