Almost all new homes in England must be built with gigabit broadband connections during construction under new laws brought into force by the UK Government. Ministers have amended the Building Regulations 2010 to ensure that home developers will be legally required to future-proof new homes in Engla
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A cap on social housing rent increases could be put in place for the coming financial year in England under proposals being consulted on by the UK Government, with options at 3%, 5% and 7% being considered. A consultation has been launched today to invite views from social housing tenants and landlo
More than 4,500 primary school classes worth of homeless children are spending the summer holidays in temporary accommodation in England amid a national shortage of affordable housing, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned. Latest figures for England show there are 119,840 children livin
Almost £6 billion has been given out in discounts through the Right to Buy (RTB) scheme since the size of the discount was increased in 2012, according to new analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA).
The UK Government has released the full details of its Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper, which it said is designed to redress the balance between landlords and 4.4 million private rented tenants.
‘Desperate, harmful and completely unworkable’: Sector reacts to housing association right to buy plan
The UK Government's plan to extend the Right to Buy (RTB) their home to all housing association tenants in England is a "retrograde step" that could erode the supply of affordable housing, it has been warned.
New legislation announced in the Queen’s Speech yesterday will improve the lives of millions of renters by driving up standards in the private and socially rented sectors across England, according to the housing secretary at Westminster.
More than 18,000 affordable houses have been lost as a result of office-to-residential conversions under permitted development in England, the Local Government Association warned today.
Social housing residents in England will be better protected as part of a review to ensure they are listened to, according to Eddie Hughes, minister for rough sleeping and housing in England. The review on qualifications and professional training will drive up standards by making sure social housing
Around 227,000 families and individuals across Britain are experiencing the worst forms of homelessness including sleeping on the streets, being stuck in insecure accommodation like B&Bs, or being forced to sleep in cars and sheds because they don’t have a place to call home, new research
More than 135,000 of the households in England who experienced or were at risk of homelessness during much of the pandemic also had other support needs, new UK Government statistics have revealed. The statistics show that from April 2020 – March 202
Spiralling council housing waiting lists in England could be set to nearly double to two million households next year as a result of the economic impact of COVID-19, a new report has estimated.
Renters in England and Wales would have saved £1.8 billion in rent over the past two decades if the UK Government had invested in social housing, according to new research. The Local Government Association (LGA) commissioned Cambridge Economics to assess the implications if 100,000 government-
Image of the Grenfell Tower fire courtesy of Natalie Oxford via Twitter The UK government is facing questions from local government over plans to issue new guidance on 'desktop studies', whereby combustible materials are not regularly tested before their use in buildings.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reversed its decision to classify housing associations in England as public non-financial corporations, allowing their estimated £70 billion debt to be removed from the UK government's balance sheet. Announced a week before Chancellor Philip Hammond's au