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INFOGRAPHIC: Why housing associations matter

 

Housing associations provide two and a half million homes for more than five million people. This infographic explores the importance of housing…

More than 150,000 homes for social rent lost in just five years

 

More than 150,000 of the most affordable rented homes have been lost across England in just five years, according to analysis from the…

More than 420,000 people get on the housing ladder with Help to Buy

 

More than 1.2 million people have opened Help to Buy ISA accounts so far. The average Help to Buy bonus claim reaches £800, a new record.…

Housing crisis – is modular offsite the solution?

 

Modular off-site construction methods hold potential to solve the UK’s crippling housing shortage, according to the Institution of Mechanical…

How Brexit affects housebuilding

 

With Brexit yet again hitting the news, how will the delivery of much needed social housing be affected? Joe Bradbury of Housing Association…

Stronger powers granted to councils to tackle empty homes

 

Councils across England will have powers to charge even greater Council Tax premiums on homes left empty for many years following an amendment…

Action to address recent fire door issues

 

Fire doors from 5 suppliers have now been identified as failing to meet requisite fire performance standard following an on-going…

No sign of Brexit nerves in construction

 

Construction SMEs enjoyed rising workloads in the second quarter of 2018, despite continuing concerns over skills shortages and increasing…

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…