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Press release: Dame Louise Casey to leave government

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Apr 21, 2017.

Dame Louise Casey has announced that she will be leaving government later this year.

Press release: First World War heroes commemorated as Britain remembers the Battle of Arras

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Apr 10, 2017.

This month marks the centenary of the Battle of Arras, among the bloodiest battles of the First World War.

News story: SME wins first campaign through Campaign Solutions framework

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Apr 10, 2017.

23red are developing a major marketing campaign through a new Crown Commercial Service framework.

Press release: Government publishes new anti-littering strategy

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Apr 10, 2017.

New Government Litter Strategy for England to curb littering with proposals for new enforcement, education and community engagement

Press release: Government action to ban letting agent fees

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Apr 07, 2017.

New measures to provide a fairer deal for renters by banning unfair letting agent fees.

Press release: Multi-million pound boost for community-led services

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Apr 06, 2017.

Communities Minister announces multi-million pound cash boost to community-led efforts giving local people greater control over local services.

News story: One month to go: have your say on 4 May

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Apr 06, 2017.

Communities Secretary has urged people across 6 of England’s regions to make sure they are registered to vote.

Press release: Tougher measures to target rogue landlords

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Apr 06, 2017.

New rules will help crackdown on rogue landlords that flout the rules and improve safety and affordability for renters.

Press release: Twelve new Enterprise Zones go live

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Apr 04, 2017.

Twelve new Enterprise Zones have gone live, helping to boost economic growth from the north-east to the south-west.

News story: Troubled Families Programme annual report published

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Apr 04, 2017.

First annual report, setting out how the current Troubled Families Programme has been supporting the most disadvantaged families.

Press release: New measures to unlock brownfield land for thousands of homes

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Apr 03, 2017.

Councils will have new tools to speed up development of derelict and underused land for new homes.

Press release: £40 million cash boost for the coast

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Apr 03, 2017.

Over 30 exciting new projects set to create new jobs, attract tourists and boost economic growth.

Press release: Millicent Fawcett to be honoured with first statue of a woman in Parliament Square

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Apr 02, 2017.

A statue of Millicent Fawcett, one of the leading figures in the campaign to win women the vote, is to be erected in Parliament Square

News story: Business rates: help for businesses

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Apr 01, 2017.

Measures announced at the Spring Budget 2017 will help companies in England facing the steepest increases in business rates.

Press release: New businesses back the Northern Powerhouse

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Mar 30, 2017.

The numbers of leading businesses, universities and organisations backing the Northern Powerhouse has soared.

News story: Help to Buy used by over a million

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Mar 30, 2017.

More than 259,000 people have already bought a home using one of the government’s flagship Help to Buy schemes, and over 868,000 have opened a Help to buy: ISA.

Press release: Return of full democratic accountability to Tower Hamlets confirmed

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Mar 28, 2017.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that all powers will be returned to Tower Hamlets council.

Speech: Helping builders to get building

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Mar 28, 2017.

Sajid Javid talks to home builders about the Housing White Paper, the importance of good design, and the problem of unfair leasehold terms.

Speech: How LEPs can build the local foundations for a global Britain

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Mar 28, 2017.

Sajid Javid talks to leaders of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) about the important role they have to play in growing the UK economy

Speech: Inspirational Muslims and the fight against terrorism

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Mar 28, 2017.

Speaking at the Muslim News Awards For Excellence, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid discusses how we should respond to terror attacks

Press release: More than 100 housing estates receive regeneration cash boost

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Mar 24, 2017.

Funding will be distributed to local authorities and housing associations to speed up the building of thousands of new homes.

Speech: No matter how hard they try to divide us, they will fail

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Mar 24, 2017.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid’s opinion piece published in The Times on the Westminster attack that took place on 22 March 2017.

Press release: Return of further powers to Rotherham

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Mar 21, 2017.

Communities Secretary confirms the return of 7 additional powers to Rotherham council.

News story: Landmark 6,000 of community rights reached this Communities Week

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Mar 20, 2017.

Over 6,000 uses of community rights, protecting over 4,000 buildings, green spaces and other much loved local assets.

Press release: Plans to return full democratic accountability to Tower Hamlets

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Mar 16, 2017.

All powers could be returned to Tower Hamlets council following a 2-year intervention by central government.

Press release: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough set for new mayor

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Mar 16, 2017.

Residents are set to get a greater say over how their area is run, thanks to a ground-breaking devolution deal.

Press release: New grant for council homelessness services

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Mar 15, 2017.

The flexible homelessness support grant will give councils greater flexibility to prioritise homelessness prevention.

News story: Midlands Engine to roar ahead with ambitious new strategy

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Mar 09, 2017.

Ambitious strategy will help the Midlands reach its full economic potential.

Press release: Housing starts hit 9-year high

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Feb 23, 2017.

The number of new build homes that have started to be built continued to rise last year to the highest level since 2007.

Press release: £191 million cash boost for the South West to help create local jobs and growth

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Feb 23, 2017.

Government cash boost to help create jobs, support businesses and encourage growth.

Press release: Communities Secretary confirms funding certainty for councils

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Feb 22, 2017.

Government confirms councils will receive more than £200 billion in government funding over 4 years.

Statement to Parliament: Statement in debate on the Local Government Finance Settlement

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Feb 22, 2017.

Sajid Javid outlines measures set out in the Local Government Finance Settlement and discusses the current business rates revaluation

Press release: New appointments to the Homes and Communities Agency Board

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Feb 21, 2017.

Four new appointments, as the agency takes a leading role in delivering the new homes the country needs.

Statement to Parliament: Final local government finance settlement 2017 to 2018: written statement

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Feb 20, 2017.

Statement by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the final local government finance settlement for 2017 to 2018.

Speech: CPRE Annual Lecture

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Feb 20, 2017.

Gavin Barwell's speech to the CPRE 2017 Annual Lecture.

Press release: Businesses set for lower bills

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Feb 17, 2017.

Businesses across the country will get lower bills that accurately reflect changes in their local property market.

News story: Business rates revaluation: the facts

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Feb 17, 2017.

Information on the business rates revaluation which comes into force on 1 April 2017.

Press release: Government support for more than 19,000 victims of domestic abuse

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Feb 17, 2017.

Seventy-six projects across the country will receive a share of £20 million to support victims of domestic abuse.

Press release: Medway leading the way in efforts to fix the broken housing market

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Feb 16, 2017.

Housing and Planning Minister Gavin Barwell visits 3 sites in Kent and Essex.

Press release: Loughborough and Leicester Enterprise Zone will rev up the Midlands Engine

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Feb 13, 2017.

Plans for new Enterprise Zone to support the UK’s space science industry confirmed.

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CCHPR are recruiting!

Apr 27, 2017

CCHPR are currently advertising for a Temporary Research Assistant

Ask the Expert: Professor Michael Oxley speaks at the Social Market Foundation

Apr 25, 2017

Mike Oxley, Director of CCHPR, delivered a lunchtime seminar at the Social Market Foundation in March 2017. Professor Oxley discussed the changing role of the private rented housing sector in the UK and the corresponding implications for policy.

New research shows numbers of first time buyers relying on 'bank of mum and dad’ hits historic high

Mar 28, 2017

Our new research on behalf of the Social Mobility Commission has been published this week showing that the number of first time buyers relying on the 'Bank of Mum and Dad' has hit a historic high. Drawing on Governmental and housing market data, Chihiro Udagawa and colleagues have analysed the recent pattern of parental help for first-time buyers. The research also includes trends and projections of such parental help.

Social landlords are stepping in to tackle youth poverty - study finds

Mar 14, 2017

Initiatives run by social housing providers to help young people aged 16-25 increase their independence and employment prospects are helping to reduce youth poverty, says our new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

UK Housing Review 2017 published

Mar 01, 2017

CCHPR Departmental Fellow, Peter Williams has co-authored the latest UK Housing Review, published by the Chartered Institute of Housing.

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