More help was offered to struggling homeowners as the government officially named 34 repossession ‘hotspots’ across the country – including Sedgefield, Tony Blair’s old constituency, and four areas of London. John Healey, the housing minister, warned that the risk of repossession would ‘stay high throughout nextRead More →

Most of England’s social housing could come under the control of housing associations within a few years because of the system for funding council housing, housing experts have warned. They are calling for reform to the housing revenue account (HCA) to allow local authorities to keep their rents andRead More →