First councils make use of new empty homes powers Subscription
Allerdale and Birmingham among authorities boosting council tax on vacant properties
Funding will focus in parts of the country with high levels of rough sleeping
Cross-party call for £3m social homesSubscription
Commission warns thousands more people could be forced into homelessness
Joseph Ejiofor says he needs a cabinet “that works closely together”.
Of the 72,929 homes sold since right-to-buy discounts were increased in April 2012, just 20,746 replacements have been started or acquired
Housing and communities secretary James Brokenshire commits to implementing all of the recommendations contained in the Hackitt review
“In our view [Kensington & Chelsea RBC] have not yet made sufficient progress in recovery”
DIGEST: Residents of an Ealing LBC estate have overwhelmingly backed proposals to rebuild their estate in the first instance in London of consent being given through a mandatory ballot.
“The council believes that public funding, held by the charity, may have been used in breach of trust”
Experts highlight increase in funding has not led to more people being supported