Nearly four in 10 (38%) people who approached their local authority for help since the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 was introduced either remained homeless or became homeless because councils do not have enough genuinely affordable housing available.
The government funding is part of a major drive to kick dodgy landlords out of the private rented sector and follows £2 million initial funding earlier this year.
Over half of local authorities in England support customs and self-build home in their local plans, with 58% supporting the sector, according to new research.
Five fully-equipped farms and two blocks of bare land have been put on the open market as part of Staffordshire County Council’s plans to sell off part of its estate.
Benefit cuts, high rents and a lack of social housing have left thousands stuck in temporary homes. We identify the providers making millions from the families in their squalid accommodation
One in five shopping centres bought since 2016 acquired by local authorities as towns hit by store closures
The Local Government Association is urging Chancellor Sajid Javid to relax the financial restrictions governing Right to Buy (RTB) and allowing councils in England to keep all the receipts they get from selling council homes.
There is a significant trust deficit facing UK developers and councils which needs a new approach to house building for the issues to be resolved, it is claimed.
Westminster is a booming area at the capital’s core, but a battle looms ahead between the council and developers as the borough consults over its plans for the next 20 years.
Infrastructure payment rules are being simplified and made more transparent so that it is easier for councils to deliver new housing projects, it has been announced.
Exclusive: councils complain government’s backing amounts to ‘completely hollow words’
Almost 6,000 payments made in 2018 to secure housing for vulnerable people
Council bosses have demanded a London homeowner pay them £360,000 after they mistakenly sold him a £700,000 flat at half price.
National Audit Office report concludes planning system in England is ‘not working well’
New figures reveal English councils spend almost £1bn a year on temporary housing
Councils in England have been criticised for using money to invest in the commercial property market when it could be send on providing much needed affordable homes.
A landlord's entire portfolio of 27 properties have been compulsorily taken over by Waltham Forest council in North London.
Government plans to protect tenants from poor living conditions through the expansion of mandatory HMO licensing looks set be less successful than hoped as councils are struggling to enforce the rules.
FoI responses from 293 English councils reveal string of weaknesses in private rented market law
Councils in England have an important role to play in make sure enough new homes are built in the right places and need to be in the frontline of new home construction, according to the Government.
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