Fresh calls for government to suspend right to buy

11,465 homes were sold by councils under the right to buy scheme in 2017/18, while councils were only able to replace 4,944 homes using the receipts.

Some buildings in unsafe condition after removal of combustible cladding

MPs to raise urgent concerns with the government after finding that some buildings have been left in an unsafe condition after cladding was removed.

Homeless children reaches highest level since 2007

More than 123,000 children were housed in temporary accommodation in England in the first quarter of 2018, an increase of nearly 80 per cent since 2011.

£105m boost for joined up care in Wales

A £10 million a year fund will be boosted to £105 million over the next three years to help deliver more joined up care closer to home in Wales.

Social housing investment boost confirmed

Housing Secretary James Brokenshire has announced a multi-billion pound boost to social housing across England.

Change system to ensure faster building of new homes

A review of house building has urged the government to make changes to the current system to ensure new homes are built faster.

New portal to help Londoners find an affordable home

Sadiq Khan has launched a new online property portal that offers Londoners a one-stop shop where they can search for an affordable home to buy in the capital.

Compulsory sprinkler systems in Scottish social housing

Scottish Housing Minister Kevin Stewart has confirmed that legislation to make sprinkler systems compulsory in new social housing.

Planning function not valued in majority of councils

A new survey has found that the planning function has been relegated to lower positions in the corporate structure of most local authorities.

B&NES Council consulting on green building policies

Bath & North East Somerset Council is to consult on how developments can be more energy efficient and better adapted to the impacts of climate change.

Give county councils more influence over planning

Two new reports for the CCN have urged for a larger role for county councils in planning to help solve the affordability housing crisis.

Councils selling thousands of public buildings each year

Councils are selling off over 4,000 public buildings and spaces every year, with more than 7,000 others at risk over the next five years.

Consultation on banning combustible cladding published

James Brokenshire has published a consultation on banning the use of combustible materials on the external walls of high-rise residential buildings.

Law centre outlines council’s failure to rehouse Grenfell survivors

The North Kensington Law Centre has submitted a report about the failures to rehouse Grenfell survivors.

£30 million immediate support for rough sleepers

83 areas will share £30 million to boost the immediate support available to people living on the streets and help them into accommodation.

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