Local Plans should be changed as a “matter of urgency” if there are gaps in providing accessible housing, a cross-party committee of MPs has recommended.
Labour and Conservative ministers clashed over ending rough sleeping in parliament today as the election campaigns swung into action.
Half of voters think the government’s benefit cuts have gone too far, an Ipsos Mori poll published today has revealed.
The National Housing Federation (NHF) has called for the housing crisis to be a “top priority” in the forthcoming general election.
The government will consider a radical scheme to place rough sleepers with mental health and substance abuse problems in permanent housing before they begin receiving treatment.
A second independence referendum in Scotland risks “uncertainty” in the land and property markets, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in Scotland has warned.
Housing associations will not spend government funding earmarked for supported housing schemes unless more certainty is given over the Local Housing Allowance cap.
Housing benefit recipients are being pushed out of the UK private rental market, a survey of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors members has revealed.
The government has refused to publish its equalities assessment into the removal of housing benefit for 18 to 21-year-olds.
The government will not legislate to force councils to extend the Right to Buy to affordable homes built through their housing companies.
Three councils met with Department for Communities and Local Government officials to discuss bespoke deals over rent and borrowing last Thursday.
Councils are spending £2m a day on temporary accommodation because of a shortage of housing, analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA) has revealed.
The government will change its bedroom tax regulations five months after the Supreme Court ruled the policy was discriminatory for some households with a disabled person.
The High Court has granted a legal challenge of the lower benefit cap brought by four single-parent families.
The housing minister has pledged to look again at Right to Buy rules after he said the policy is “only politically justifiable” if the government is delivering replacement homes.
Scottish ministers have demanded “urgent reassurance” from the UK government over the scrapping of housing benefit for 18 to 21-year-olds.
The chief executive of the National Housing Federation (NHF) has hit out at a government proposal to hand supported housing funding to councils because he fears it will create geographical inequalities.
Councils could reassess plans to build affordable rented homes through housing companies after the government said the Right to Buy should apply to these homes.
The Communities and Local Government Committee has launched an inquiry into housing for older people.
Labour peers will back the Homelessness Reduction Bill when it reaches the House of Lords, but will call for additional funding for councils.
A group of 25 house builders and land promoters have launched a judicial review against a rule change allowing councils with Neighbourhood Plans to block development.
The housing minister hopes to end local political resistance to housing developments through better design quality and the provision of upfront infrastructure.
The government expects the new duties in the Homelessness Reduction Bill to lead to a 30% decrease in homelessness acceptances by its third year, a document seen by Inside Housing has revealed.
The government is yet to exempt certain people with a disability from the bedroom tax despite a Supreme Court ruling two months ago.
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has appointed a new chief executive with a background in housing delivery within local government.
The Scottish Government will develop a rental income guarantee scheme to kick-start delivery of private rented sector homes “at scale”, it has revealed in its draft budget for 2017/18.
The London Plan will not be published until 2019, the deputy mayor of housing for the Greater London Authority has revealed.
The government has set up a working group of 20 councils to look at how to implement fixed-term tenancies, a key plank of the Housing and Planning Act.
Social landlords and local authorities across the Sheffield City Region have signed a compact which they hope could lead to a devolution deal on housing.
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation into making housing associations in Scotland subject to Freedom of Information requests.
The government’s much-anticipated Housing White Paper will not be published until January, the communities secretary revealed yesterday.
The government’s £4.7bn Affordable Homes Programme could equally fund affordable housing, Rent to Buy and homeownership products, the chair of the Homes and Communities Agency revealed today.
The national roll-out of Right to Buy for housing association tenants will not take place until after April 2018 at the earliest, with the sell-off of high-value council homes also delayed.
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The Department for Communities and Local Government has been “complacent” over the risk councils face through their increasing commercial activity to bring in income, a report by the Public Accounts Committee has warned.
Meetings of the government’s Pay to Stay working group have been cancelled as several key measures in the Housing and Planning Act look set to be delayed.
It is time for the government to deliver on a cross-departmental strategy, says Terrie Alafat
The green belt should be considered for new housing, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has said.
The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of two bedroom tax appeals from families who argued they had suffered unlawful discrimination due to their disability.