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  • Government ramps up funding for home adaptations

    Thousands of older and disabled people will benefit from extra Government funding for home adaptations, such as ramps, stair lifts and easy-access showers.

    • Added: 4 December 2007
    • Site: Housing
  • Government sets out Gateway Plans

    The Prime Minister and Housing Minister Yvette Cooper today published the Thames Gateway Delivery Plan, setting out for the first time how cross-Government investment of more than £9 billion will be spent to deliver Europe's largest regeneration project.

    • Added: 29 November 2007
    • Site: Housing
  • Green ratings to benefit all home buyers

    First time homebuyers will see their upfront costs drop and all home buyers will, for the first time, receive A-G green ratings for their properties which will help cut fuel bills and carbon emissions...

    • Added: 22 November 2007
    • Site: Housing
  • Delivering green, affordable homes more quickly - Government response to Callcutt Review

    Yvette Cooper today welcomed the publication of the Callcutt Review into delivering new housing and announced a major new drive to speed up the delivery of new greener, affordable homes for first time buyers and families, as an initial response.

    • Added: 22 November 2007
    • Site: Housing
  • New legislation for greener, more affordable housing

    A new Bill which will drive forward the Government's pledge to build 3 million greener, more affordable new homes by 2020 to help first-time buyers and families was published today by Housing Minister Yvette Cooper.

    • Added: 16 November 2007
    • Site: Housing
  • House Building: July to September Quarter 2007

    This statistical release presents figures on new house building starts and completions in England and its regions up to the quarter ending September 2007.

    • Added: 15 November 2007
    • Site: Housing
  • New chairman of English Partnerships appointed

    Housing and Planning Minister Yvette Cooper today announced the appointment of Robert Napier as the new Chairman of national regeneration agency English Partnerships.

    • Added: 14 November 2007
    • Site: Housing
  • £70 million expansion to help more people get back on their feet

    Housing Minister Yvette Cooper has today announced a new £70 million expansion of the Government's drive to help rough sleepers make a permanent move away from the streets.

    • Added: 13 November 2007
    • Site: Housing
  • House Price Index - September 2007

    The mix-adjusted average house price in the UK in September 2007 stood at £220,111, up from £219,369 in August 2007 (not seasonally adjusted).

    • Added: 12 November 2007
    • Site: Housing
  • Councils to offer affordable housing 'deals'

    Councils could offer thousands of affordable housing deals to help key workers and first time buyers onto the property ladder under a groundbreaking scheme, announced Housing Minister Yvette Cooper today.

    • Added: 5 November 2007
    • Site: Housing
  • Designing green towns of the future

    Housing and Planning Minister Yvette Cooper today confirmed that an ideas competition would be run to develop and set the design standards for ten new eco-towns.

    • Added: 30 October 2007
    • Site: Housing
  • More affordable housing for communities

    Housing Minister Yvette Cooper today announced a new drive to deliver more affordable housing by bringing empty homes back into use and giving more cash to communities who are building more homes.

    • Added: 26 October 2007
    • Site: Housing
  • Minister picks priority places

    Iain Wright today announced five priority places - the Thames Gateway, the South West region, Corby, Portsmouth Urban South Hampshire (PUSH) and ELEVATE East Lancashire - to work with the Government in creating the places we all want to live and work.

    • Added: 25 October 2007
    • Site: Housing
  • £10.2 billion cash boost for affordable housing

    Thousands of families across England will benefit from a £10.2 billion cash boost for affordable homes announced today by Housing Minister Yvette Cooper.

    • Added: 16 October 2007
    • Site: Housing
  • Next steps for new social housing watchdog

    A new social housing watchdog that will crack down on registered social landlords in England who are giving tenants a poor service, Housing Minister Yvette Cooper announced today.

    • Added: 15 October 2007
    • Site: Housing
  • Next steps for new social housing watchdog

    A new social housing watchdog that will crack down on registered social landlords in England who are giving tenants a poor service, Housing Minister Yvette Cooper announced today.

    • Added: 15 October 2007
    • Site: Housing
  • House Price Index - August 2007

    The mix-adjusted average house price in the UK in August 2007 stood at £219,528, up from £218,479 in July 2007 (not seasonally adjusted).

    • Added: 15 October 2007
    • Site: Housing
  • Government tribute to local flood heroes

    Floods Recovery Minister John Healey today announced Government plans to publicly recognise the tremendous efforts of local people in helping their communities during and in the aftermath of the flooding in June and July.

    • Added: 5 October 2007
    • Site: Housing
  • Tenant deposits now safer

    One in four tenants living in privately rented houses and flats now have their deposits safeguarded under the Government's tenancy deposit protection schemes, figures published today show.

    • Added: 5 October 2007
    • Site: Housing
  • £1m boost for public transport in Bedfordshire growth area

    A new sustainable transport system for Leighton Buzzard moved a step closer today after a £1m cash injection was agreed by Communities and Local Government.

    • Added: 4 October 2007
    • Site: Housing

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