Lisa G

17 Flips | 1 Magazine | 2 Following | @LisaG4501 | Keep up with Lisa G on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Lisa G”

David Cameron's flagship housing policy suffers defeat in House of Lords

David Cameron could be forced to make big concessions to his flagship housing policy after the Government suffered two embarrassing defeats in the House of Lords.<p>The Prime Minister's plan to help young people get on the housing ladder by offering a 20% discount could be blocked unless key changes …

Council tax hike to boost adult social care budgets by £382m but funding gap remains

Council tax rises will raise an extra £382m for adult social care in 2016-17.Government figures show that 144 of the 152 English authorities have …

Social Work

British health systems 'unprepared for devastating effects of climate change'

Leading health bodies urge ministers to be ‘properly prepared’ as extreme weather events such as flooding or heatwaves become more common<p>British health systems are unprepared for the “devastating” effects of climate change, leading health bodies have warned.<p>As extreme weather events such as …

Housing associations working to solve London’s housing crisis

In pubs, offices and gyms across the capital, there is only one topic of conversation that can truly rival the well-worn cliché of weather chat: the …

Housing

New official UK house price index points to bigger past rises

LONDON (Reuters) - British homeowners might be sitting on bigger increases in the value of their properties than they thought, based on a new official measure of house prices.<p>The new index, which provides better coverage of new houses and homes bought without a mortgage, shows that prices in …

Price Index

Home Group | Home

August 2nd, 2018<p>Home Group and Insignia Health join forces to reduce pressure on primary care<p>Following a successful 12-month pilot in Durham and …

Housing

Pop-up Housing Could Cut London Rents by a Third

Modern pop-up homes may just hold the key to solving London's housing crisis. They are of extremely high quality, are manufactured cheaply and can be …

Housing

En-suite education: the unstoppable rise of luxury student housing

The UK’s student boom has seen a spate of new, expensive, high-spec studio flats for them to live in, even as local residents are desperate for affordable accommodation. From Coventry to Cambridge, are universities starting to resemble property developers – and does this help or hurt our …

Housing

Mental health badge launched for Girl Guides

<b>Girl Guides across the UK will be able to take a new badge in mental well-being and resilience from early April.</b><p>The badge, "Think Resilient", follows research showing nearly half of young women aged 17 to 21 in the UK have needed help with a mental health issue.<p>Guides themselves helped design the …

Mental Health

The UK cannot run Sweden’s welfare state with ​US tax levels

Unless average earners are prepared to pay higher taxes, the future for public services looks bleak<p>Where now for public expenditure? After George Osborne’s climbdown over personal independence payments, the new work and pensions secretary, Stephen Crabb, has promised no further cuts to welfare …

Which London mayor candidate will fix the capital's housing crisis?

The choice for voters is between limited variations to a complicated policy equation<p>There’s a short answer to the headline question. It is that none of them will. There are two big reasons for that: one, there’s only so much any mayor has the power to do about the city’s various housing problems; …

Scotland Act 2016 receives Royal Assent

David Cameron<p>The Scotland Bill has completed its Parliamentary stages and received Royal Assent to become the Scotland Act 2016.<p>The Scotland Act …

Scotland

How the 2016 Budget did nothing to solve the UK's housing crisis

In the last few Budgets, the property industry has been both pummelled and tempted with carrots to try to whip it into shape and start hitting the government's target of 200,000 new homes a year.<p>By comparison, this year's Budget was a gentler affair - but one that was notable for what it didn't …

The Return on Investment in Affordable Housing

Michelle Johnson and her three children have called a modest three bedroom apartment in North Philadelphia home for almost 20 years. Stepping into …

Housing

In it together?

THE Conservative government was elected last year on a promise to fix Britain’s public finances. In coalition with the Liberal Democrats in 2010-15, …

Social housing stock 'to fall 370,000 by 2020'

<b>By 2020, 370,000 council and housing association homes could be lost in England, the head of the Chartered Institute of Housing has said.</b><p>Terrie Alafat said the government's Housing Bill was too focused on home ownership.<p>She told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme it would do little to address …

Housing

Meet the New Green Face of Affordable Housing

read more