A record number of young people are not in any form or education, employment or training (Neets), according to figures from the Conservatives. Nearly 860,000 people aged 16–24 were not in jobs, school or training, up from 629,000 in 2000. The Tories suggest that the recession, along with governmentRead More →

The Royal Bank of Scotland has sent threatening letters to homeowners saying that their homes will get repossessed if they fail to repay their mortgage within 30 days. Natwest, owned by RBS, has refused to give an explanation for its decisions. In one case the homeowner says he hasRead More →

Caroline Flint announced a series of measures designed to prop up the housing market yesterday. As reported in our daily news, she confirmed plans to change payments to housebuilders from the public sector so they receive more upfront money, while developing a clearing house to help housing associations findRead More →

A report from the all-party urban development group urges councils to use section 106 agreements with developers to boost employment. Chairman of the group said: ‘Regeneration isn’t just about bricks and mortar… Local people bear the costs of new development, so its only fair that they should benefit theRead More →

A housing association has shocked residents by sending a Christmas card which read: ‘Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, please make sure your pay your rent, so in your home you’ll stay’. The cards have been sent to around 650 homes in the South West, and aRead More →