Southwark Council expressed its “sincere regret” today as it pleaded guilty to fire safety failures relating to a tower block fire that killed six people.
Councils are boosting their income through service charge rises and other fee increases as pressure from the 1% rent cut on Housing Revenue Accounts ramps up.
An influential committee of MPs was told the government should intervene directly in housing to fix the “failure” of the land and house building market.
Bristol City Council has been forced to cut its target to build 1,000 homes as it seeks to make savings in its Housing Revenue Account.
The mayor of Tower Hamlets has accused an east London housing association of a “betrayal” after it sold homes at auction instead of doing a deal with the council.
Manchester City Council will hike rents on properties built under private finance initiatives (PFIs) this year, as it warns rent cuts will make its business “unviable” in the long term.
Eight councils in Scotland have joined forces to attempt to see 110,000 homes built in and around Glasgow by 2035.
Homelessness prevention duties are closer than ever to making it onto the statute books. Sophie Barnes asks what this might mean for English councils
Council companies are the newest players in the housebuilding sector. Sophie Barnes analyses the growth of this quiet, but rapidly expanding, new sector.
Birmingham City Council is planning to use compulsory purchase orders to seize undeveloped land from developers. Sophie Barnes looks at whether others could follow.
A lack of support and ignorance about housing options leads to persistent homelessness, says Mr Anonymous
Private house builders and housing associations cannot provide the homes we desperately need – only councils can do that, says Anne O’Byrne
The Neighbourhood Planning Bill may shift the balance in favour of development and ensure affordable homes are built, says Toby Lloyd