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Mark | Thursday, 21 Jul 2022 – 13:54

Councils could receive grants to help build homes on ‘underused and derelict sites’

Councils across England could soon receive grants to help them build homes on underused and derelict sites. Under plans announced by the Government, the grants would refund the costs of Landfill Tax where it acts as a barrier to redeveloping … Read more

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Mark | Thursday, 21 Jul 2022 – 13:27

Mayor of London doubles council housebuilding target

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has doubled his council housebuilding target, supporting councils to start work on 20,000 new council homes by 2024. Sadiq is aiming for a total of 20,000 new City Hall-backed council homes by 2024, after … Read more

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Mark | Monday, 18 Jul 2022 – 11:22

Housing association and local authority agree new housing partnership 

The Hyde Group and Chichester District Council have agreed a new partnership, which aims to continue improving housing standards and increasing affordable housing across the district. As the largest provider of social housing in the district, Hyde has also developed … Read more

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Mark | Thursday, 14 Jul 2022 – 9:45

Regulator of Social Housing sets out consumer regulation lessons from past year

The Regulator of Social Housing has published a review of its consumer regulation work between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2022. This year the regulator received more than 650 referrals from tenants, registered providers of social housing and other sources. … Read more

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Mark | Wednesday, 13 Jul 2022 – 11:05

Government to launch new scheme in September to allow for sale of high-rise flats

The government has announced that it will launch a new insurance scheme in September that will “enable the sale of flats in thousands of high-rise buildings.” The insurance scheme, created by The Government Actuary’s Department (GAD), will mean there is … Read more

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Mark | Monday, 11 Jul 2022 – 10:57

Opinion: Let’s not be distracted by political upheaval — our tenants want better services

By Tim Cowland, Client Services Director for Housing, Socitm Advisory. The housing sector is used to political turmoil. So as the government wrestles with its future direction, we must continue to focus on the changes and challenges that will impact … Read more

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Max Salsbury | Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 – 14:41

@housing2022 – Rebecca Joy Novell, Lancashire County Council

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Sam Wiggle | Wednesday, 29 Jun 2022 – 6:50

Housing Quality Magazine July 2022

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Max Salsbury | Tuesday, 28 Jun 2022 – 11:25

@housing2022 – Eloise Shepherd, Strategic Lead, London Councils

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Ian Wall | Tuesday, 14 Jun 2022 – 15:44

Latest member question: housing allocation policies and managing non-priority applicants

As a local housing authority, we are reviewing our housing allocations policy. We would like to hear from other local authority members how the manage interest from those seeking housing who are not classed as a priority under Part 6 … Read more

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Mark | Friday, 29 Oct 2021 – 13:44

Government urged to set out ‘long-term funding plans to decarbonise heating beyond 2025’

A cross-party group of MPs have come together to put pressure on the government’s commitments on net zero in housing. The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee is making the calls as part of a new report, which is looking … Read more

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Mark | Friday, 29 Oct 2021 – 13:35

Government announces £66m fund to support rough sleepers over winter

Government has announced a new £66m fund to help rough sleepers “into safe and warm accommodation and treatment services for drug and alcohol dependency this winter”. More than 60 councils have been allocated a share of the up to £52m … Read more

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Mark | Friday, 29 Oct 2021 – 13:30

White Paper on Private Rented Sector delayed to 2022

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has delayed the release of the PRS White Paper until 2022. First announced in the Queen’s Speech earlier this year, many hoped the White Paper would lead to the Renters Reform Bill and subsequently section … Read more

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Mark | Wednesday, 27 Oct 2021 – 14:03

Residents and leaseholders hit out at ‘recycled’ £5bn cladding announcement

The End our Cladding Scandal campaign group has hit out at the chancellor’s Autumn Budget, saying it “marks the fourth time that ministers have recycled their announcement”. Rishi Sunak said there would be a £5bn fund to “remove dangerous cladding”. … Read more

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Mark | Tuesday, 26 Oct 2021 – 13:50

‘Not a bad idea’ — Gove responds to calls to build social rented homes at scale

Housing Secretary, Michael Gove, has responded positively when asked about building “a new generation of green homes for social rent at scale”. Speaking the House of Commons yesterday, Labour MP Mike Amesbury asked the Secretary of State, “Will the Secretary … Read more

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Mark | Monday, 25 Oct 2021 – 13:45

Renters group calls for national landlord register to improve quality of housing

Councils that require landlords to be licensed take more than twice as much enforcement action as those that don’t, new analysis from Generation Rent has found. Government figures show that 32 councils with selective licensing schemes identified an average of … Read more

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Mark | Friday, 22 Oct 2021 – 13:24

Government to provide councils with £4.3m to tackle ‘cold and draughty rented properties’

£4.3m of extra funding from the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to councils across the country is designed to support them make an extra 100,000 engagements with the most difficult to reach landlords with the worst performing … Read more

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Mark | Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021 – 13:09

35% of children in social housing in London live in overcrowded conditions

A new report looking at the state of housing in the capital has found that 35% of children in social housing and 27% of those in private rented housing live in overcrowded conditions. The report was authorted by the London Assembly Housing Committee, … Read more

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Mark | Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021 – 13:03

ALMO board sets out ‘clear plan’ to ensure success if council takes body in house

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Homes for Haringey’s board has written to the council to make suggestions on what it must achieve if housing functions are to return in house. The council said that “housing is our number one priority” when announcing plans to consult on whether … Read more

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Mark | Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021 – 12:53

Invest in councils to ‘green retrofit over 1,000 homes a day’

Over 1,000 homes a day could be retrofitted with low-carbon efficiency measures by councils by 2030 – reducing energy bills by nearly £700m – with the right investment and support, according to a new plan by the Local Government Association. … Read more

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Mark | Friday, 15 Oct 2021 – 7:29

London Councils agree joint plan to cut carbon emissions from 3.7m homes

A new plan to achieve net zero across all London properties could see a “£98bn investment in the green economy and result in massive environmental and economic benefits”, boroughs have declared. All 33 of the capital’s local authorities have agreed … Read more

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Mark | Wednesday, 13 Oct 2021 – 10:17

‘Soaring cost of housing’ pushing young people out of countryside

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A chronic lack of genuinely affordable housing, loneliness and poor public transport have left young people living in the countryside so disillusioned only two in five plan to stay put over the next five years (43%), a new CPRE survey has … Read more

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Mark | Tuesday, 12 Oct 2021 – 13:59

Housing partnership gearing up to deliver 4,000 new affordable homes

A Midlands based housing partnership is gearing up to deliver nearly 4,000 new affordable homes across the Midlands and the South West after being named a key strategic partner for Homes England. Led by GreenSquareAccord, the Matrix Housing Partnership will … Read more

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Mark | Tuesday, 12 Oct 2021 – 11:48

Housing contributed to ‘unacceptably high death rates’ among BAME community during pandemic

A new report from MPs looking at how the government handled the pandemic has said housing conditions contributed to more people from BAME communities dying from Covid-19. In the report, MPs said: “Existing social, economic and health inequalities were exacerbated … Read more

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Mark | Tuesday, 12 Oct 2021 – 8:42

Brownfield confirmed as the way forward as government announces new funding

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After being championed by the Prime Minister last week, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has announced new funding for building on brownfield land. Almost £58m from the £75m Brownfield Land Release Fund (BLRF) has been allocated to 53 councils. The … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Thursday, 16 Sep 2021 – 14:00

Northern Ireland housing minister to take on Home Office over ‘inhumane’ rough sleeper deportation plans

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has said she will have no part in ‘inhumane’ new rules by the British Home Office targeting rough sleepers for deportation. The new measure allows the Home Office to deport homeless non-nationals on the grounds of … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Monday, 13 Sep 2021 – 14:00

Scottish Government sets out commitment to decarbonise 1 million homes by 2030

Scottish Government has unveiled its Programme for Government, committing to decarbonise 1 million homes by 2030. The commitment comes with a £1.8bn funding package, which aims to “make homes easier and greener to heat”. Other housing commitments in the programme … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Monday, 06 Sep 2021 – 16:00

Homes England launch new Delivery Partner Dynamic Purchasing System

Homes England has launched its new Delivery Partner Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS). The new system replaces the Delivery Partner Panel 3 (DPP3) and will now mean housebuilders can now apply to join the agency’s list of preferred developers at any time, rather … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Wednesday, 01 Sep 2021 – 14:00

Homes England reveals the names of 35 new strategic partners

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Homes England has revealed the 35 new strategic partners it is helping through the Affordable Homes Programme. These strategic partners include a broader range of organisations than previous partners, with four for-profit providers, including one developer, as well as a number … Read more

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Ashley Booth-Dale | Tuesday, 31 Aug 2021 – 12:00

‘Insecure tenancies’ costing renters £229m a year

Unwanted moves are costing private renters £229m every year, Generation Rent analysis estimates. In 2019-20, 134,000 private renter households moved home after being evicted, coming to the end of a fixed term tenancy, or being faced with a rent increase. … Read more

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