SOCIAL HOUSING

social renters

Government to reward housing associations that encourage social renters to work

Urged by the Centre for Social Justice, the government is considering plans to support housing associations that help social renters to move off benefits and into work - saving the taxpayer up to £3 billion a year.
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)
high-rise residential buildings

Government action plan to speed up removal of dangerous cladding on high-rise buildings

Secretary of State for Communities, Rt. Hon James Brokenshire MP has announced further plans to support councils as they work with owners of high-rise residentials blocks to remove unsafe cladding.
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”
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
Timber frame

Timber frame market set for impressive growth in 2018

Timber frame is the fastest paced sector in the UK housebuilding market and is going from strength to strength in 2018, according to a new report by MTW Research
social housing

RSH quarterly survey says social housing is in a stable financial position

The Regulator of Social Housing’s latest Quarterly survey shows that the social housing sector has more than enough access to finance and is stable enough to respond to any potential changes that could affect the wider economic environment.
cladding

£400 million cladding removal delays affordable housing delivery

The government has said it will pay local councils to remove cladding from high-rise buildings, by deducting the amount from its nationwide affordable housing programme Some of the homes caught up in the delay are intended for social rent. Following the recent Hackett review, which failed to recommend a ban on...
cladding

Welsh government to invest £3m to replace cladding on tower blocks post Grenfell

The Welsh Government has announced that it will spend up to £3 million to replace cladding on three tower blocks in Newport
high-rise buildings

MPs seek advice to improve the safety of high-rise buildings following post-Grenfell report

The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee will ask construction industry experts for  advice on the changes that should be made to building regulations to improve the safety of high-rise buildings.

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