Kate Barker will be taking questions from members of the London Assembly planning and spatial development committee tomorrow at 10am at City Hall. The meeting can be viewed as a live webcast. £14million package of support for the areas worst hit by the recent flooding. HHSE. TheRead More →

The homeowner mortgage support scheme has also been launched today. It aims to help with mortgage interest payments for up to 40,000 homeowners who have lost their jobs or had a sudden loss of income. Those with mortgages up to £400,000 and with savings of less than £16,000 willRead More →

Housing associations that perform poorly on development could face tough sanctions from the Housing Corporation, reports Inside Housing. The goverment is considering basing Communities England in the north of England, reports Inside Housing. An overwhelming 86% of tenants in Mole Valley have backed a stock transfer withRead More →

AT LAST, some positive news about social housing. A major Rowntree report published today shows that the fortunes of unpopular estates can not just be turned around but that the gap between them and neighbouring areas can also be narrowed. Go here for a summary and here to downloadRead More →

Nationwide said its house price index rose by 1.1 per cent rise in June, taking the annual rate up to 11.1 per cent. That means that house prices are rising at their fastest rate – the equivalent of £50 a day – for more than two and a halfRead More →

The government has admitted that it seriously underestimated the number of immigrants working in the country. Work and Pensions Secretary, Peter Hain, originally stated in parliament that 2.7 million jobs had been created under Labour, of which 800,000 had gone to people born overseas. He then revised this figureRead More →