Greater council freedom on housing allocations

 Housing Minister John Healey has now given councils more flexibility in how they manage their waiting lists.  He has also called on councils to do more to tackle the myths

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Euro millions for Scottish housing

Eight Scottish housing associations now have access to a new £70 million lending facility offered by the European Investment Bank and the Housing Finance Corporation.

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Second wave of eco-towns announced

Housing Minister John Healey has  announced proposals for a second wave of world leading eco-towns and pledged to double the money to a total of £10m to support councils in developing their plans.

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Healey calls time on tenancy cheats

   Housing Minister John Healey has  launched the first-ever national crackdown on tenancy cheats to recover up to 10,000 council and housing association homes fraudulently sublet,

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Kickstart plans to build homes people can afford

  Housing Minister John Healey and Rural Minister Dan Norris today backed councils with cash and support to kickstart plans to build homes people can afford

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Councils and third sector work to reduce homelessness

 Statistics released for the first time show that in one year alone (2008/09), 130,000 households in England were prevented from becoming homeless

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HCA on target to deliver homes in this financial year

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) says it is well on course to meet its end of year housing targets, despite the economic downturn and difficult operating conditions. more...

Increasing supply of affordable homes

The Scottish Government, teaming up with the house building industry, is to test a new way of increasing the supply of affordable homes to buy through its new Supply Shared more...

£5.4 million housing development in Orkney

A £5.4 million housing development in Orkney has been  officially opened by First Minister Alex Salmond .

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Work commences on England’s first large-scale zero carbon development

Start on site for first Code Level 6 development. Work officially commenced on England’s first large-scale zero carbon development at Hanham Hall near Bristol

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

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