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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.

Press release: Putting a stop to town hall boycotts

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

Further steps to prevent councils from boycotting companies and countries if it's against the government’s position.

Statement to Parliament: Housing white paper: statement

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

Sajid Javid's statement on the housing white paper.

Press release: Government announces ambitious plan to build the homes Britain needs

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

The government has introduced bold new plans to fix the broken housing market and build more homes across England.

Press release: Multi-million pound cash boost to help create local jobs and growth

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

Multi-million pound cash boost to help create local jobs and growth in London, the South East and East of England.

Speech: Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jan 26, 2017.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid speaks at the national event marking Holocaust Memorial Day.

Speech: "People are really good at heart": speech to the Anne Frank Trust

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jan 26, 2017.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid talks about the importance of education in tackling hate crime

Press release: New hate crime package to target groups at need

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jan 26, 2017.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid announces £375,000 of new funding to further encourage the reporting and prevention of hate crime.

Speech: Supporting housing tenants

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

Caroline Nokes reiterates her commitment to working with the social housing sector to best support claimants.

Speech: Supporting local government

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

Sajid Javid talks to councillors about adult social care, housing, devolution and more.

Press release: £210,000 funding boost to community projects

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

Funding to be shared among a number of Near Neighbours projects managed by the Church Urban Fund.

Press release: PM unveils plans for a modern Industrial Strategy fit for Global Britain

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

Prime Minister Theresa May will use her first regional Cabinet meeting to launch proposals for a modern Industrial Strategy.

Press release: Communities set for cash boost to start new wave of action along Great British Coast

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

A further 28 new Coastal Community Teams will be set up across the country.

Speech: Lessons from The Long Night: why we must all stand up to bigotry

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jan 18, 2017.

Sajid Javid reflects on the modern-day relevance of Ernst Bornstein's memoir of life and death in the Nazi labour camps

Press release: Government backs Homelessness Bill with £48 million for councils

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

Councils to receive further £48 million funding to help deliver new and expanded services to prevent and reduce homelessnes.

Press release: Grant-making powers return to Tower Hamlets

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

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed the start of a ‘phased return’ of powers to Tower Hamlets council.

Press release: £60 million tax reform to boost UK's digital revolution

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

The UK’s digital revolution is set to benefit from a multi-million pound boost, under plans announced by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid.

Press release: Michael King appointed as new Local Government Ombudsman

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jan 11, 2017.

Communities Secretary confirms the appointment of Michael King as the new Local Government Ombudsman.

Press release: New money for affordable homes released

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Jan 05, 2017.

£7 billion unlocked in expansion of the government’s affordable housing programme to meet the diverse housing needs of the country.

Press release: Green light for construction of thousands of new Starter Homes

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

New homes for first-time buyers between 23 and 40 years old at a discount of at least 20% below market value.

Press release: First ever garden villages named with government support

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

The garden villages have the potential to deliver more than 48,000 homes.

Press release: New Year's Honours 2017

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Dec 30, 2016.

The New Year Honours lists 2017 recognise the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people across the UK.

Press release: Communities Secretary congratulates New Year's Honours 2017 recipients

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Dec 30, 2016.

Congratulations to those who have been awarded a New Year’s Honour for their work in local government, charities and communities.

News story: Find a new home for your Christmas tree

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Dec 28, 2016.

Local Government Minister Marcus Jones urged festive households to continue the season of goodwill and reuse or recycle their Christmas trees.

Press release: £60 million boost for communities affected by second homeownership

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Dec 23, 2016.

New annual fund to help almost 150 councils tackle the problem of high levels of second homeownership in their communities.

Press release: PM announces areas to benefit from £50m fund to tackle homelessness

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Dec 21, 2016.

The Prime Minister unveiled plans for new homelessness prevention schemes, including targeted support for those at risk of sleeping rough.

Statement to Parliament: Provisional local government finance settlement 2017 to 2018: statement

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Dec 15, 2016.

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government gives his statement on the local government finance settlement.

Press release: Dedicated adult social care funding forms key part of continued long-term funding certainty for councils

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Dec 15, 2016.

Councils will continue to benefit from long-term financial certainty, while having extra flexibilities to deliver adult social care services.

News story: Help to Buy helps over 220,000 people buy a new home

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Dec 15, 2016.

Over 180,000 supported by the schemes have been first time buyers.

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Research into student housing in Cambridge published

Jan 30, 2017

New research into the housing needs of students in Cambridge has been published this week. Cambridge City Council commissioned the study to help to inform planning policy regarding student accommodation and its impact upon housing need, in relation to the emerging Local Plan.

New research into housing needs of non-resident parents, seeks participants!

Jan 19, 2017

Commonweal Housing has funded the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research to research the housing needs and views of non-resident parents who live, or have considered living, in shared housing.

We're recruiting! Looking for a new Research Assistant to join our team

Jan 05, 2017

We're currently looking for a new Research Assistant to join our team working on a range of projects in the field of ousing and planning. Salary £25,298-£29,301.

Launch of report into the role of housing providers in tackling poverty of young people in the UK

Nov 18, 2016

Our two year study into the role of housing providers into the role of housing providers in tackling the poverty of young people in the UK was launched this week at an event hosted by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in London. The key findings from the research were presented and delegates discussed how housing providers could do more to tackle poverty of young people in the UK.

Festival of Ideas event - The potential for Time Credits to generate public health outcomes

Nov 07, 2016

‘Time Currencies in Cambridgeshire: Exchanging Time, Connecting Communities’ was held at the Festival of Ideas and attracted an audience of over 60 people who were keen to learn more about Time Credit and Timebank initiatives across Cambridgeshire.

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