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How to keep your home energy efficient

With a hike in home energy prices and the need to preserve resources, it is time to become energy efficient to cut bills and protect the future of the planet.
service personnel, Social housing, PTSD

Social housing prioritised for former service personnel with PTSD

Former service personnel suffering from PTSD or other mental illnesses will be prioritised for social housing under new proposals.

Hull’s £42 million tidal flood scheme given go ahead

£42 million tidal flood scheme has now had final sign off from the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
pet-friendly rented accommodation

Addressing the lack of pet-friendly rental accommodation

The first ever think tank of its kind, a think tank for pets, has been formed to address the severe lack of pet-friendly rented accommodation across the UK
security measures

Brits reveal security worries amid the festive period

Brits are investing in additional security measures in a bid to keep their homes secure, according to new research.
house size

Building back bigger: House size increases after hurricane strikes

Research shows that house size is increasing by more than 50% in areas that have been hit by hurricanes
household emergency

Household emergency damage costing Brits nearly £4 billion

Households across the country are spending a massive £527.30 per household emergency, a total of £3.7bn across the UK
tenancy deposit

98% of Brits unaware of tenancy deposit rights

A brand new survey of over 1,000 Britons involved in the UK private rental sector has found a staggering and worrying lack of knowledge when it comes to tenancy deposit laws and rights
housing crisis

Why is so much of England’s housing stock empty at a time of national...

Chris Bailey of Action on Empty Homes addresses the question of exactly why is so much of England’s housing stock empty at a time of national housing crisis.
excess winter deaths

National Energy Action (NEA) slams record number of excess winter deaths last year

New figures from the Office of National Statistics today show that the number of excess winter deaths exceeded 50,000 the highest on record since the winter of 1975/76
empty homes

Japan’s unoccupied property crisis to rise year on year

Over eight million properties lie vacant in Japan and the problem is set to get worse due to an ageing and shrinking population.
Help to Buy

Help to Buy scheme helps over 400,000 first time buyers onto the property ladder

Over 400,000 people have been able to buy their first home thanks to the Government's Help to Buy schemes, new figures show
First Time Buyers relief

New homeowners benefit from First Time Buyers relief

More than 180,500 first time buyers have saved a total of £426 million through First Time Buyers Relief, according to HM Revenue and Customs statistics 
urbanisation

Epidemiological interactions between rural and urban populations

Romola Davenport and Richard Smith from the University of Cambridge explore epidemiological interactions between rural and urban populations and the consequences of urbanisation.
UK's housing crisis

The role of modular in addressing the UK’s housing crisis

astudio architects explain that modular has an important part to play in addressing the UK’s housing crisis
energy efficiency measures

New regulations will require landlords to install energy efficiency measures

Tenants living in some of the coldest homes in England and Wales are set to benefit from amended regulations requiring landlords to install energy efficiency measures, Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry announced today
local services

Budget to support new housing, high streets and local services

Budget will boost efforts to build homes, restore the dream of home ownership, help our high streets and support councils to deliver local services, says Communities Secretary
socially sustainable Europe

Recommendations for a more socially sustainable Europe

The EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum met on 23-24 October 2018 in Stuttgart to discuss ‘Anchoring the Sustainable Development Goals to achieve Social Rights for All’
Budget 2018

Budget 2018: The main points you need to know

Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced the final pre-Bexit Budget yesterday and here is a summary of the main issues raised during his speech.
unsafe cladding

Government distribute £400m to remove unsafe cladding on social housing

The Government has began releasing its dedicated £400 million fund to remove and replace unsafe cladding on high-rise social housing.

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