A freedom of information request by Andrew Slaughter, London MP for Ealing, Acton and Shepherd’s Bush, has found presentations made by the Conservative leader of Hammersmith and Fulham council to senior Tory figures calling for limiting social housing to the old, infirm and disabled in a bid to solve
Taylor Wimpey sees no prospect of recovery in the short term. The company has now shed 1,900 workers this year as it tries to cope with the downturn in the housing market. The figure, revealed by the housebuilder yesterday, is more than twice its previously announced job losses, which totalled
The Electoral Commission is reminding people living in temporary accommodation that they don’t need a permanent address to have a say at the next general election. The independent elections watchdog has produced a poster encouraging residents in shelters, hostels and bed and breakfasts to discuss how to register to
An independent affordability review in Northern Ireland has called for an extra 10,000 social rented homes to be built and 9,500 empty homes to be brought back into use over the next five years. The Semple report [downloads PDF] also called for fast-tracking of planning applications for new homes.
Reforms to housing benefits would push claimants into ghettos as tenants are forced to move to areas where housing is cheap but jobs scarce, HHSE warned. The local housing allowance (LHA), which replaces housing benefit, is not enough to cover private sector rent for many tenants and those who