HCA Academy recognises the best in the sector

Training providers, academic institutions and professional bodies in the place-making sector are being invited to submit their products for recognition under a new scheme from the HCA Academy, the skills arm of the Homes & Communities Agency.

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A multi-million pound proposal for a regeneration scheme to transform the heart of Purfleet

A multi-million pound proposal for a regeneration scheme to transform the heart of Purfleet in the Thames Gateway has been set out

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Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) tells the Government to spend more on repairing privat

Private sector housing is not given the priority it deserves compared with the social sector, and this affects public health, the CIEH has told a Parliamentary Select Committee

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£450 million approved for over 11,700 new and affordable homes

The Homes and Communities Agency has confirmed that it has finished a thorough assessment of the 270 stalled housing schemes shortlisted to receive funding under the Kickstart Programme.   A total of 91 schemes have been approved for funding, with another 63 approved subject to conditions being met or requiring further consideration

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Second wave of Kickstart funding announced

Another £51m has been released by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) in the second wave of schemes to be unlocked through round one of the Kickstart Programme.

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Healey announces further quarter of a billion pound affordable housing boost

Housing Minister, John Healey, has confirmed a further boost for affordable housing with almost £250 million to provide 3,400 affordable homes and create around 5,000 job more...

Healey gives green light to council house building programme

Housing Minister, John Healey, gives the green light for work to begin building over two thousand new council homes that will help create over five thousand jobs in the con more...

HCA delivery partner panel proves popular with contractors

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has received 132 completed submissions from a range of construction and development companies, to the Pre-Qualifying Questionnaire (P more...

Local authority bids mark new stage in affordable house building says HCA

Local authorities revealed their appetite for building new social rented homes through the first results of a £460 million bidding programme managed by the government’s more...

It's your home - let's keep it that way

Housing Minister, John Healey, has launched a new national campaign to help struggling homeowners take control of their finances and make the most of the support available more...

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Editor's Feature
John Alker
Head of Advocacy,
UK Green Building Council

Time and again studies show that one of the key barriers to the uptake of home energy efficiency and low carb...


Poor housing costs the country billions of pounds,...
the relationship between poor housing and poor health outcomes are well documented. It is important ...
Green by name, green by nature
Paul You say "For example we are delivering new technologies that allow more effective virtual and ...
CRC10 Programme
Once again, a great conference with some excellent speakers and a very well coreographed event.
The 80/80 challenge
Whilst I agree with the point made, with so many conflicting messages (e.g. AAA rated dishwashers us...
The 80/80 challenge
Why are we getting so hung up on insulation when we encourage the use of unnecessary items such as t...