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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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A sharp increase of homelessness across England, which is costing the public purse more than £1 billion a year, is “likely to have been driven” by the government's welfare reforms, according to a damning report by the National Audit Office (NAO). The government spending watchdog said that homel

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Homelessness prevention could be ‘achievable’ for some of the most high-risk groups - care leavers, prison leavers and survivors of domestic abuse - within the next Parliament, according to an All-Party Parliamentary Group for Ending Homelessness (APPGEH) report. The APPGEH, set up with the supp

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The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for England to follow Scotland’s lead and scrap Right to Buy (RTB) after new figures revealed a sharp drop in the number of new homes councils were able to get underway to replace those sold off under the policy. Latest figures from the LGA, which

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