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West Lothian Council allocates £100m to housing stock

19.02.20: West Lothian Council has allocated £100m from its budget to increase and improve its housing stock over the next three years. Approved at a council meeting yesterday (Feb 19) the new investment will see over £55m spent on the cr...

Gov announces £90m fund to cut carbon emissions

18.02.20: A £90m funding package has been announced by government today (Feb 18) to tackle carbon emissions in industry and homes across the UK. Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng has outlined the funding today, with £70m of it to include set...

Cost of new homes to be cut by a third under new scheme

07.02.20: Getting on the housing ladder has just been made more accessible thanks to an announcement today (Feb 7) from the Housing Secretary, outlining plans to cut the costs of some new homes by a third. The new scheme, First Homes, will encourage...

‘Affordable housing’ re-defined by the West Midlands

04.02.20: West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has drastically changed their approach to affordable housing and put home ownership within the reach of thousands more people in the area. WMCA is the first region in the UK to introduce its own local...

Ep. 6 - Housing from a Northern perspective, Tracy Harrison

31.01.20: Chief executive of Northern Housing Consortium, Tracy Harrison, joins us in the PSE Podcast room to discuss the housing sector from a Northern perspective. Tracy is a keen believer in fairer housing policies for the North and explains what servi...

Government green lights £1bn funding for SME builders

30.01.20: The Housing Secretary has confirmed financial support of £1bn to support small and medium sized builders to enter the housing market. Rt Hon Robert Henrick MP announced yesterday (Jan 29) that small and medium sized building firms wil...

Ep. 5 - Understanding the economic benefit of Social Value, Guy Battle

28.01.20: Chief executive of Social Value Portal, Guy Battle joins us in the studio for the fifth PSE podcast, giving us insight into the specific benefits that come from embedding social value into council commissioning and procurement. With hosts E...

Leicester City Council plans multi-million-pound redevelopment

22.01.20: Leicester City Council has unveiled plans for the innovative redevelopment of a former factory building on King Street, at a suspected cost in the region of £9m. The proposed space, Pilot House, will be used to create office space and...

Oldham Council to approve £306m investment strategy

20.01.20: Oldham Council are reportedly set to approve a new multi-million-pound investment strategy which would see the local authority deliver 2,000 new homes. The council estimates the ‘Creating a Better Place’ strategy will unloc...

Birmingham Transport Plan preliminary draft published by council

16.01.20: Birmingham City Council has published (Jan 13) a draft plan illustrating their vision for the future of transport in the city. Adding to the existing Birmingham Connected transport strategy, the draft Birmingham Transport Plan, covers a set...

Housing Consortium becomes Northern Powerhouse partner

15.01.20: The Northern Housing Consortium (NHC), a membership body representing around 90% of housing providers across the North of England, has today (Jan 15) become the latest member of the Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme. The Northern Powerh...

Climate Change is a global issue, but the solutions will be local and regional

15.01.20: Source PSE Dec 19/ Jan 20  Tracy Harrison, Chief Executive, Northern Housing Consortium "Climate Change is a global issue, but the innovation and solutions will be local and regional" The North has always had the abilit...

£8m government funding for new communities

14.01.20: Communities throughout England are set to receive thousands of newly designed homes thanks to an £8 million cash injection, Housing Minister Rt Hon Esther McVey has today (14 January) announced. £6 million will be used to help n...

£15.4m bus station proposed by West Yorkshire Combined Authority

09.01.20: West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Calerdale Council’s £15.4m scheme is aiming to deliver a redevelopment for a fresh, fit for purpose facility that complements the surrounding heritage, public realm and urban fabric of Halifax to...

£2m fund opens for farmers affected by flooding

06.01.20: Following the heavy floods back in November a £2 million fund to support farmers who suffered uninsurable damage to their property has opened today (6 Jan) for applications. Last year the government confirmed that it would extend its...

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Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

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Tom Chance, director at the National Community Land Trust Network, argues that community-led initiatives are a productive way of helping to solve... more >
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