Solace Summit: Roney says 'nothing sexy' about housing companies
Manchester City Council’s chief executive has revealed she remains unconvinced by the need for housing companies to drive up delivery.
Nearly £100m in overpaid benefits owed to Manchester local authorities
Residents owed Greater Manchester’s councils nearly £100m in overpaid benefits at the end of 2018/19, according to the latest Government figures.
Solace Summit: Birmingham steps up in race to prepare for Commonwealth Games
Birmingham City Council has been praised for its role in preparations for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
PWLB rate hike will slow down regeneration
The unfortunate consequence of the immediate 1% hike in the Public Works Loan Board rate will be a slowdown in town centre regeneration and housing developments, says Simone Hines.
Councils urged to get behind The World's Big Sleep Out
Dame Louise Casey has called on councils to support a ‘unique, historical campaign’ to sustainably help around one million homeless and displaced people locally and globally.
Queen's speech: national infrastructure strategy set for revamp
The Queen's Speech has pledged a revamped national infrastructure strategy designed to help support growth across the UK, as well as an aviation bill and proposals for rail reform.
Queen's Speech: Latest
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Queen's speech: Whitehall to ‘implement’ new building safety standards
The Government plans to ‘implement new building safety standards’ in order to prevent a repeat of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, according to the Queen’s speech.
Queen's speech: Devo Bill expected in first Queen's Speech since 2017
Devolution is expected to feature in today’s Queen’s Speech as the Government outlines its planned legislation for the first time since 2017.
B&B costs councils £93m a year, says LGA
Councils are spending over £93m a year on bed and breakfast accommodation, a figure which is nine times the amount in 2010 according to analysis by the Local Government Association.
South Oxfordshire local plan withdrawal halted by Government
Local Government secretary Robert Jenrick has written to the council ahead of tonight's vote on scrapping its local plan.
‘Raise benefits to aid homeless’
Campaigners are urging ministers to increase housing-related benefits and to support social housebuilding following the publication of several reports and datasets in the run-up to World Homeless Day today.
'Raise benefits to aid homeless'
Campaigners are urging ministers to increase housing-related benefits and to support social house-building following the publication of several reports and datasets on World Homeless Day today.
Ending London’s homeless capital status
On World Homelessness Day, and ahead of next month's London Councils Summit, Cllr Darren Rodwell says boroughs are determined and ambitious about tackling one of the capital’s most pressing challenges.
Homelessness needs proper investment and commitment
Shelter Scotland has launched legal action against Glasgow City Council, claiming that it needs more temporary beds for those presenting as homeless. Heather Jameson argues it needs far fewer and that people should be helped into permanent homes.
Local Housing Allowance 'inadequate' for family homes, research warns
More than nine out of ten family homes for private rent are too expensive for people on housing benefit, new analysis has revealed.
Intervene early to prevent homelessness
Preventing homelessness in later life could mean talking to primary school children about the issue as a matter of routine, according to the Homeless Network.
Councils call for powers and funds to tackle housing crisis
Councils have called for more fiscal freedom to build their own social housing following latest figures showing new home starts in England have fallen by 8% in the quarter to June compared to the previous year.
Ikea-owned firm strikes deal with council to build ‘flat-pack’ housing
Bristol City Council has reached an agreement with a Scandinavian firm that will see 200 ‘flat-pack’ homes built in the city.
Glasgow faces legal battle over homeless services
Shelter Scotland has launched a legal battle against Glasgow City Council over failures in its homelessness service.