AFFORDABLE HOUSING

house extensions

Brexit turmoil to increase cost of house extensions, says research

Insurance providers are set to up the price of their premiums due to Brexit as homeowners have been warned that adding extensions onto their properties could cost a small fortune.
Community Housing Fund

Community Housing Fund to boost affordable housing

The Government has launched an affordable housing fund that will help unite communities to build and refurbish the affordable housing they need
social housing

LGA calls for action to tackle ‘historic low’ social housing figures

The definition of “affordable housing” must incorporate homes for social rent in upcoming government changes to planning policy to combat the low numbers of social rented homes across the country, the Local Government Association says today (2 July)
solving the housing crisis

New TV programme ‘Solving the Housing Crisis?’ questions the UK’s current situation

A new programme, '‘Solving the Housing Crisis?’ takes a look at how social housing contributes to our society and how the government can help.
housing sector

Housing sector not doing enough to solve the housing crisis, report reveals

The latest report from Savills reveals industry opinion into the common causes behind the UK's housing crisis and how they can be altered.
BME housing associations

Brokenshire praises BME housing associations

Housing Secretary James Brokenshire has praised BME housing associations for their work in “promoting equality and diversity within the housing market” and “helping build the strong, integrated communities that we all want to see”
housing regeneration projects

Design team revealed for one of London’s biggest housing regeneration projects

Wates Residential announced a leading design team has been appointed to work on one of London’s biggest housing regeneration projects.
affordable homes

Brokenshire announces multi-billion pound social housing boost

A multi-billion pound boost to social housing across England was confirmed today (26 June) by Secretary of State for Communities, James Brokenshire, as part of the effort to build the homes communities desperately require
social housing

CIH calls on government to do more for social housing

In a report published at the start of Housing 2018 – the CIH’s annual conference – in Manchester today (26 June), the body has called on the government to suspend the Right to Buy in order to increase the supply of affordable housing
affordable homes

Sadiq Khan launches new portal for Londoners to find affordable homes

The Mayor of London has launched an online property finder, 'Homes for Londoners', that helps those living in the capital to find affordable homes.
Social housing

Social housing construction down 90% since 2010

The amount of social homes being built has decreased by almost 90% since the Conservative Party were elected in 2010, according to new official figures
county councils

Experts support a larger role for county councils in planning

Two new reports launched today at a national housing conference support a larger role for county councils in planning to help solve the affordability crisis; with nine in ten counties warning they have a ‘severe’ or ‘moderate’ need for affordable homes
affordable homes

London CLT to deliver affordable homes on TfL sites

The mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that he will extend his ‘small sites, small builders’ initiative with £3.8m of funding over the next 12 months
housing market

Housing ladder is broken at every step experts claim

The UK’s housing market is broken at every level with everyone from first timer buyers, second-steppers to downsizers struggling, the latest research has revealed.

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