Department for Communities and Local Government

'Absurdly' Low Spending On Social Homes Must End, Top Housing Body Tells Tories

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Politics

Historic low levels of spending on social housing can no longer be ignored by the Government in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy, the National Housing...

Damning Report Reveals Government Has No Plan To Tackle Skyrocketing Homelessness

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Politics

A damning report has revealed the government has no real plan to tackle homelessness, despite huge hikes in the number of people sleeping rough. The N...

Grenfell Management Organisation Stripped Of Its Responsibility - Ten Weeks After Blaze

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK

The organisation in charge of managing Grenfell Tower will be stripped of its responsibility for the Lancaster West Estate where the charred high-rise...

Government Ministers Dodge Ten Simple Questions About Grenfell Tower

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Politics

Government ministers sidestepped questions about the Grenfell Tower disaster using “generic stock responses”. Plaid Cymru MP Liz Saville Roberts ...

Sajid Javid Tells Councils They Must Foot The Bill For Fire Safety Work On Tower Blocks

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Politics

Councils and housing associations will have to stump up the cash to fund fire safety work on tower blocks, Sajid Javid confirmed today as he wrote to ...

'Clueless' Sajid Javid Did Not Know His Minister Replied To Councils Asking For Fire Safety Cash

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Politics

Sajid Javid has been branded “clueless” after yet more evidence emerged of Government incompetence in response to the Grenfell tragedy. Earlier th...

Sajid Javid Accused Of 'Misleading' MPs By Claiming No Councils Asked For Fire Safety Cash After Grenfell

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Politics

Sajid Javid falsely told MPs no councils had asked for extra cash to make their tower blocks safe from fires, HuffPost UK has discovered. The Local Go...

UK Councils Providing Shelter For 120K Homeless Children

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 22.07.2017 | UK

Councils across England are housing the equivalent of an extra secondary school of pupils per month as the number of homeless children in temporary ac...

Grenfell Tower Fire: Brexit Delayed Review Of Safety Regulation, Labour MP Suggests

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Politics

Civil servants were too busy with Brexit to carry out a review into building safety regulation, it was claimed as the fallout from Grenfell Tower cont...

Drug Death Surge May Be Worse Because Of Government Cuts

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK

The Government has “urgent questions” to answer over whether the cuts to spending on drug treatment forced on councils by austerity has contribute...

Minister Breaks Down In Commons As He Describes 'Unimaginable Pain' Of Grenfell Families

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Politics

A Government minister was choked up with tears as he described the “humbling and moving experience” of meeting Grenfell Tower families in the Hous...

Grenfell Families Told Of ‘Apocalyptic’ Scenes As Authorities Confront Cover-Up Claims

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK

Several survivors of the Grenfell Tower blaze reportedly walked out of a meeting with police and the coroner after being told of the “apocalyptic”...

Pressure Builds On Government Not To Turn Its Back On Child Refugees

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Politics

A Labour peer who has led the campaign for the government to allow lone child refugees to settle in the UK is urging the Home Office not to scrap the ...

Schools And Hospitals Worried About Safety In Wake Of Grenfell Fire Urged To Carry Out Checks

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Politics

Schools and hospitals worried about fire risk in the wake of the Grenfell disaster are being urged to make use of the Government’s building material...

Sixty Tower Blocks Fail Fire Cladding Safety Tests After Grenfell Blaze

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK

Sixty high-rise buildings in 25 local authority areas have failed fire cladding safety tests, the Government has said. The announcement by the Departm...

The Waugh Zone Friday June 23, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Politics

1. CITIZEN OF NOWHERE In case you missed it, today is the first anniversary of the UK’s historic referendum to quit the EU. As a weakened and woun...

Theresa May's New Advisor Gavin Barwell Failed To Review Tower Block Fire Regulations - Despite Four Years Of Warnings

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May’s new chief of staff failed to carry out a review of fire regulations in tower blocks – despite being warned of the potential for a de...

Hammond's Firm Handed £12K Business Rates Cut As Other Companies Hit

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 26.03.2017 | UK

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s property firm has been handed a business rates cut of more than £12,000 over the next five years, as the Government hit...

Government Set To Miss Its Own Housing Target By 12 Years

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Politics

Sajid Javid is set to miss one of his key housing targets by 12 years, according to figures released today by his own department. In 2015 the Governme...

Easy Ways To Save Energy You Hadn’t Even Considered

Phillip Othen | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Tech

When someone mentions the word ‘saving’ you immediately think of going without to your own detriment. In fact, some simple energy saving tips will...

Tories Drop Flagship Target To Build 200,000 Starter Homes

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Politics

The Tories have dropped a flagship pledge to build 200,000 discount homes for first-time buyers by 2020. Instead, they will aim to create 200,000 new ...

Street Homelessness Soars To Six-Year High As Tory Cuts Blamed

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Politics

The number of people sleeping on Britain’s streets has increased to a six-year high, new official statistics have revealed. Ministers were accused o...

Councils Could Lose Out On A Fund Worth Billions Unless They Let The Tories Build On New Land, Says Government Source

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Politics

Councils which fail to free up extra land for new homes could miss out on a £4.8 billion Government fund, The Huffington Post UK has learned. The Tor...

You Say You Want Devolution?

Tom Jeffery | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Politics
Tom Jeffery

The referendum result, the appointment of a new prime minister and a reshuffle may have briefly muted think tanks, but not for long. Devolution was very much on the agenda this week - but why?

Budget Won't Create a Youth Homelessness Funding Crisis - We're Already Facing One

Paul Noblet | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Noblet

The aftermath of the Budget will be dominated by talk of who is better or worse off, but will it come too late for some of the most vulnerable people in our society? Support for youth homelessness is not on the verge of a funding crisis. It's already in one.