Dated policies and an unfair tax regime must be reformed to create an environment that will allow high streets and town centres to flourish in the future, according to a new Parliamentary Committee report.
Builder condemned for making massive gains from taxpayer-funded programme
Funding of £13 million for local authorities to improve their parks and green spaces has been hailed as good for the housing market as well designed open spaces can encourage development.
An additional 10,000 new homes are to be built at 100 sites across England over the next six years on land sold off by local authorities, emergency services and government departments as part of a £15 million scheme, the government has announced.
Labour claim they will be radical, but on housing they stand for the status quo
A new £210 million scheme has been unveiled by the Welsh Government with the aim of making it easier for self-builders.
Just after a major report pointed out that 3.1 million new social homes are needed in England in the next 20 years to cope with the demand for affordable homes, the Government’s low target has been revealed.
The European Court of Justice has ruled the UK can cancel Brexit without the permission of the other 27 EU members.
They aim to promote stability, but might actually increase uncertainty about real things like home values or investments
Britain's housing crisis is not set to improve in the near future as official figures today revealed developers have slashed the rate at which they are building new houses ahead of Brexit.
The government is consulting on the proposal for a specialist Housing Court which, if it goes ahead, would be a “single path of redress for both landlords and tenants.”
The government is to create a £2m fund to help English councils tackle rogue landlords, after a Guardian and ITV News investigation revealed how convicted property owners are continuing to collect rents – often funded by the taxpayer – despite being ruled unfit to let out property.
The government has launched a consultation that asks whether local communities must be consulted on shale gas proposals in England before submitting a planning application.
Homes England has vowed to double its headcount as it seeks to “disrupt the housing market” over the next five years.
Defra secretary Michael Gove faced repeated calls this week to put food at the heart of his flagship policy for farming and countryside, as MPs debated the future for British agriculture after the UK leaves the European Union.
Growers and livestock producers are being urged to lobby their MPs over government plans that will see direct payments abolished and replaced with a new system of farm support.
Free bus travel and wifi in town centres seem well-intentioned ideas, but retail experts doubt that they would stop the rot
A new ombudsman for sector is one of several new government measures including a ban on combustible cladding on high-rise apartment towers and more planning reforms.
New rules launch, just as thousands of students move in to shared homes
Prime Minister Theresa May has announced £2 billion in funding for housing associations in an bid to give them the ‘long-term certainty’ they need to have a ‘central’ role in helping to address the housing crisis.
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