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Speech: A beacon for the black business leaders of tomorrow

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

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid speaks at the fourth annual Black British Business Awards.

Speech: Regulation of the managing agent market

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

Secretary of State’s speech to the Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA) conference.

Press release: Crackdown on unfair managing agents

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

Plans announced for new measures to help create a fairer property management system that works for everyone.

Press release: Government actions a further step in homeless prevention

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

New guidance to make sure local authorities intervene earlier to help prevent families and individuals becoming homeless in the first place.

Press release: Communities Secretary welcomes new homes as part of shared vision for the Midlands Engine

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Oct 12, 2017.

Sajid Javid welcomes progress to deliver 6,200 new homes in Rugby.

Press release: Landmark package to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping in Manchester

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Oct 12, 2017.

Greater Manchester will receive almost £3.8 million to develop a new city region-wide approach to preventing homelessness and reducing rough sleeping.

Press release: £2 billion boost for affordable housing and long term deal for social rent

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

The government has confirmed plans for a new generation of council and housing association homes.

Press release: £2.5 million cash boost for garden towns

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

Government confirms a £2.5 million cash boost to speed up the delivery of over 155,000 new homes in the proposed garden towns across England.

News story: £10 billion new funding for Help to Buy Equity Loan

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

New funding means that the Help to Buy Equity Loan could help around 135,000 more people to buy homes by 2021.

News story: Help to Buy supports over 320,000 people in buying their own home

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

The schemes have also helped more than 275,000 first time buyers achieve their dream of owning a home.

Press release: £22.8 million boost to give power back to communities

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

Communities across England are set to benefit from a package of support worth £22.8 million.

Speech: Sajid Javid's speech to the National Housing Federation conference 2017

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Sep 19, 2017.

The Secretary of State's speech to the National Housing Federation annual conference 2017.

Press release: Government pledges £500,000 for new action group to grow future of public parks

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Sep 19, 2017.

New Parks Action Group launched to help England’s public parks and green spaces meet the needs of communities now and in the future.

Press release: New rules to strengthen standards for councillors and mayors

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

Local Government Minister sets out plans to strengthen rules to prevent anyone found guilty of serious crimes from serving on local councils.

Speech: RESI Conference 2017

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Sep 14, 2017.

Housing and Planning Minister Alok Sharma's speech at the RESI Conference 2017 on fixing the broken housing market.

Statement to Parliament: Local housing need

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Sep 14, 2017.

Statement on the latest stage of the government's work to fix this country’s broken housing market.

Press release: New planning approach to speed up delivering homes

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Sep 14, 2017.

An innovative approach to planning new homes to ensure they’re built where most needed has been announced.

Speech: Holocaust Memorial Day Trust reception

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

Speech delivered by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid at the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust reception to launch Holocaust Memorial Day 2018.

Press release: Return of further powers to Rotherham

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Sep 12, 2017.

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed the return of a further 5 functions to Rotherham metropolitan borough council.

Press release: Launch of the UK’s first plot shop

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

Housing Minister, Alok Sharma, opens UK's first plot shop in Bicester, Oxfordshire.

Statement to Parliament: Statement on Grenfell Tower: 5 September 2017

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

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid provides an update on the government response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Speech: Sajid Javid's speech at the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation survivor consultation

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

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid's address to Holocaust survivors.

Press release: £40 million to create jobs and boost visitors to the Great British Coast

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

Towns and cities along Britain’s coastline set to benefit from thousands of new jobs and millions of pounds more in visitor spending.

Press release: New opportunities for councils to benefit from growth

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

Councils encouraged to join forces and put forward proposals to retain the growth in their business rates income, as Sajid Javid announces new pilots.

Press release: Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety: publication of terms of reference

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

The government has published the terms of reference for the independent Review led by Dame Judith Hackitt.

Press release: New fund launched to reduce litter through innovative projects

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

Local communities urged to get 'smart' on tackling litter with launch of the new Government Litter Innovation Fund

Press release: Government completes large-scale fire safety testing programme

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Aug 25, 2017.

The final wall cladding combination has passed and meets current Building Regulations guidance.

Press release: Housebuilding soars to highest levels in almost a decade

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

The number of new build homes that have started to be built has surged to the highest level since 2008.

Press release: Government to extend Green Flag Award for 5 more years

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

Government will renew the Green Flag Award licence making sure that Britain’s best parks and green spaces will be recognised and rewarded.

Press release: Latest large-scale government fire safety test result published

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

The latest in the government’s series of fire safety tests of cladding and insulation combinations has been completed by the Building Research Establishment (BRE).

Press release: Second wall cladding system passes latest government fire safety test

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Aug 14, 2017.

The latest wall cladding combination tested as part of the government’s series of large-scale fire safety tests has passed and meets current Building Regulations guidance.

News story: Dramatic finale to mark centenary of end of First World War

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

Over two thousand young people from England and Wales will take part in a national concert to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Press release: Latest government large scale fire safety test results published

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

The fourth in the government’s series of large-scale fire safety tests has been completed by the BRE.

Press release: £6.2 million government boost to help unlock 15,000 new homes in Didcot Garden Town

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

Oxfordshire is set to benefit from thousands of new homes and improvements to local transport networks.

Press release: Further results published from government’s fire testing programme

From Announcements on GOV.UK. Published on Aug 08, 2017.

The third in the government’s series of fire safety tests of cladding and insulation combinations has been completed by the BRE.

News story: Help to Buy equity loan

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

Government remains committed to the Help to Buy equity loan scheme to 2021

Press release: £15 million Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund to boost region’s tech, creative and cultural industries

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

Towns and cities across the North can bid for grants to help build a lasting regional legacy from the Great Exhibition of the North.

Press release: £65 million government support for UK's largest Build to Rent site

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

The biggest development of homes built specifically for private rent in the UK is set to receive a £65 million boost from the government.

News story: Government fire safety testing programme continues

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

The second in the government’s series of fire safety tests of cladding and insulation combinations has been completed.

Press release: Holocaust survivors warn society against forgetting lessons of history

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

Holocaust survivors share experiences with the public at the V&A to launch new exhibition on Memorial designs.