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.

Birmingham sees largest rough sleeping reduction

Rough sleeping across Birmingham has reduced thanks to the support of community groups and council commissioned services.

2011 Housing benefit reform was a false economy

Research has found that the 2011 Housing benefit reform was a false economy, and simply shifted burdens to local councils.

Government announces measures to end rough sleeping

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced an extra £236 million to help get people off the streets.

Rough sleeping five times higher than figures claim

Five times as many rough sleepers were seen by councils in the last year than reported in official figures.

Wales targets ‘factory-made’ modular housing

Julie James has said that factory-made modular housing should be used to quickly increase affordable housing in Wales.

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