Jon Trickett, MP for Hemsworth, will chair the group that will write the housing section of Labour’s next manifesto. Two weeks after Gordon Brown called low-cost housing ‘one of the great causes of our time’, Society Guardian looks at how housing has shot up the political ladder. Read More →

TENANTS IN SALISBURY have voted decisively against stock transfer. Only 29% voted in favour of the plan in a ballot result announced today; 71% voted against on a 74% turnout. Councillors in the Wiltshire town will decided what to do next at a meeting on 11 December. Read More →

Housing associations have warned that without urgent government intervention there will be a ‘catastrophic’ collapse in the provision of new social housing. The 1,900 social landlords have urged ministers to change the way they are funded in order to prevent the supply of new, affordable housing drying up completely.Read More →

The government’s definition of carbon neutral must be made easier for the public to understand, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) said. It is calling for a kitemark accreditation in carbon emissions management and for carbon neutral standards to be evaluated periodically to reflect advancements. Read More →

A proposal to publish MPs’ expenses without releasing receipts has been criticised as ‘outrageous’. The Commons lost a Freedom of Information battle last year and was ordered to publish all MPs’ claims and receipts by October 2015. However, the deadline passed with Commons officials saying that process and costRead More →