Chance to solve rural housing crisis ‘severely limited’ by changes to planning rules

 

Rural landowners have warned that the lack of flexibility in new planning rules which prevent a mix of affordable and market homes from being…

Increase in house building delivers huge boost to UK economy

 

Industry now generating £38bn a year and supporting 700k jobs.

The 74% increase in house building activity in the past four…

Over half of homeless families in England are in work, shocking new figures show

 

55% of homeless families trapped in temporary accommodation are actually working, according to new research released by Shelter’s social…

New funding for innovative projects to build stronger communities

 

A new £7 million fund to support trailblazing approaches to building more integrated communities in England was launched this week by…

ANOTHER new Housing Minister – industry response

 

Kit Malthouse has been named as the eighth Housing Minister since 2010 after Dominic Rabb was announced as the new Brexit secretary yesterday…

London has the biggest housing shortfall in the country

 

The shortfall is over seven times higher than many other regions in England and is over double the next highest region, the South East, which…

Government need to invest significantly in tackling housing crisis

 

Government needs to invest significantly more in genuinely affordable homes and be far bolder in its support for councils if it is to meet the…

Right to buy: too many being sold, not enough replacements being built

 

Figures released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have revealed that 11,465 homes were sold by councils under the…

Small sites and small builders will build homes faster

 

The best way to speed up housing delivery is to get more small builders back into the market and focus more attention on the potential of…

Government confirms massive funding boost for social housing

 

Secretary of State for Communities, The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, has confirmed a massive funding boost for social housing across the…

Housing associations and councils key to tackling chronic shortage of affordable homes

 

New ‘Solving the Housing Crisis?’ programme examines the contribution social housing makes to our society and what the government can do to…

House building review calls for changes to ensure new homes are built faster

 

A review of house building has called for changes to the current system to ensure new homes are built faster and for thousands more British…