SOCIAL HOUSING

Housing in Wales, Welsh Government

Housing in Wales gets £175m investment boost

Housing minister, Julie James has announced that investment in housing in Wales will reach £400m in 2020-21, thanks to a £175m budget boost from the Welsh Government.
Nant Silyn, Wrexham, social housing

Work begins on Nant Silyn scheme in Wrexham

Wrexham County Council and Liberty are to build new council homes at the site of the former Nant Silyn residential care home on Pont Wen, Caia Park.
the queen's speech, construction industry, infrastructure

The Queen’s speech: Further commitment to infrastructure

The Queen’s speech has reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to infrastructure, with promises to invest in the country’s public services and construction industry.
General Election reaction, Construction,

General election: Reaction round-up

Britain has woken up to the largest Conservative majority since 1987 after Boris Johnson was swept back into Number 10 in the General Election.
brownfield developments, Infrastructure for everyone

ACE urges Government not to overlook brownfield development

In its manifesto, ‘Infrastructure for everyone’, the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) argues for denser brownfield development, to help deal with the national housing crisis.
Procure Partnerships Framework, interserve

Interserve wins place on £8bn Procure Partnerships Framework

Interserve has been awarded a place on the new £8bn Procure Partnerships Framework as a contractor partner, with access to construction contracts from £1m up to £25m-plus.
investment in housing, East Ayrshire,

East Ayrshire reveals £175m investment in housing

East Ayrshire Council has unveiled plans for a £175m boost in the future of housing and housing services over the next five years.
political manifestos, construction industry,

What do the political manifestos mean for the construction industry?

In the run-up to the general election, PBC Today takes a look at what the political party manifestos mean for the housebuilding and construction industry.
housing waiting list, affordable rent, gmb london,

Vacant properties should house those on waiting lists, says GMB

Overall there is no alternative but for councils to increase the supply of council homes for rent at genuinely affordable rents, but using the already existing housing stock to house people is something that shouldn’t be overlooked, says GMB London.
social housing repossessions, Sell House Fast

Over 2,800 social housing repossessions so far in 2019

Latest statistics from the government have revealed that of the 25 major cities in England and Wales, there were a grand total of 2,880 social housing repossessions.
new build housing programme, bristol city council

RLB to support new build housing programme in Bristol

Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) has been appointed by Bristol City Council to support the new build housing programme and deliver council homes for communities across the city.
Head of Social Value, Amy Ross

Higgins appoints Amy Ross as head of social value

Higgins has appointed Amy Ross, as head of social value, to shape and drive the company’s social value strategy. 
Housing Delivery Test, local authority, Lewes District Council

Lewes Council overturns government’s housing delivery test

The government has revised its Housing Delivery Test result for Lewes District Council following a successful legal challenge by the local authority.
Housing crisis, Housing federation, social housing,

Time to take action on the housing crisis

We know how many people are hit by the housing crisis – it’s time to take action to end it, says James Prestwich, head of policy at the National Housing Federation.

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