UK-GBC welcomes Grant Shapps as Housing Minister

The UK Green Building Council today welcomed the appointment of Grant Shapps MP as Housing Minister

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Council encourages Creggan residents to become greener

Residents in Derry’s Creggan area are being encouraged to become greener and to utilise recycling facilities

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New power for parish councils to boost affordable rural housing


Housing and Planning Minister John Healey will give a boost to rural communities with proposals

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£110m cost to taxpayers of landfill tax extension

New figures released recently show that Government plans to increase taxes

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New reports challenge broken Britain

New quality of life scorecards for every local authority that offer a unique insight into the state of the nation

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£165m to support home adaptations for disabled

Communities Minister Lord McKenzie has granted over £165million to help local councils pay for adaptations

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Councils' vital role in adult care

Responding to the publication of the Government White Paper, which gives councils a lead role

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Powerful petitions with real teeth set to bite

Local people can now demand their councils take action on underperforming schools and hospitals, drink disorder, anti-social

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Fuel poverty targets will be missed

The Government is going to miss its target to end fuel poverty amongst vulnerable households in England in 2010, according

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Next steps for Post Office banking announced

 Business Secretary Lord Mandelson has  announced a major expansion of the financial services offered by the Post Office

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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...