Reconstructing the builders' rulebook to reduce bills

Housing and Planning Minister John Healey has announced changes to the country’s building regulations

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Decrease in homelessness continues

New national statistics show that despite the tough economic times, the number of those accepted as homeless is down

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Service charge due? Check your bill

It’s that  time of year, with quarterly or half-yearly service charge demands falling due at flats across the country.

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Kickstart Round 2: 5000 new affordable homes

The Homes and Communities Agency has completed its assessment of the first tranche of schemes for a share

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Cutting red tape to help drive recovery

A package of planning system reforms saving developers time and money to help them complete building projects

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Support pledged for a new vision for Byker Estate

Housing Minister John Healey has pledged to give his full support to a new vision  for the future of the iconic Byker estate.

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HCA Academy recognises the best skills

Training providers, academic institutions and professional bodies in the housing and regeneration industry are being invited

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Change is improving residents' satisfaction

Local people are far more satisfied with where they live following major changes brought about by a Government

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House-building to hit lowest levels since 1923

©The number of new homes built in England and Wales in 2009/10 will slump to its lowest level since 1923 – fuelling fears

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Councils in line for more housing cash

Scottish local authorities are set to share a further £25 million to help build a new generation of council houses.

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Editor's Feature
John Alker
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UK Green Building Council

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