Councils

More than four in 10 council homes sold under Right to Buy now owned by private landlords
council homes sold off under Right to Buy
Social housing

More than four in 10 council homes sold under Right to Buy now owned by private landlords

More than 100,000 social homes sold off under Thatcher’s Right to Buy Scheme have been lost to the private sector since 2015 and an increasing number are now being rented out privately, think tank New Economics Foundation has found
Council tax is going up for millions in April. Here's what to do if you're struggling to pay
council tax/ houses
Cost of living crisis

Council tax is going up for millions in April. Here's what to do if you're struggling to pay

Homelessness at heart of councils' £4bn funding black hole, MPs warn: 'It's an out-of-control crisis'
Centre for Homelessness Impact Brian
Homelessness

Homelessness at heart of councils' £4bn funding black hole, MPs warn: 'It's an out-of-control crisis'

End to household support fund will mean 'more people will go cold, hungry and lose their homes'
Cost of living crisis

End to household support fund will mean 'more people will go cold, hungry and lose their homes'

'I was fined £100 for dropping crisps': How a private firm is making millions from littering fines
Environment

'I was fined £100 for dropping crisps': How a private firm is making millions from littering fines

'I urinated myself in the opticians': UK's public toilet crisis makes disabled people feel like 'prisoners'
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Public toilets

'I urinated myself in the opticians': UK's public toilet crisis makes disabled people feel like 'prisoners'

Councils plead with Jeremy Hunt for urgent cash boost to keep families off the streets
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Homelessness

Councils plead with Jeremy Hunt for urgent cash boost to keep families off the streets

One in 10 councils face effective bankruptcy as cost of placing children in care soars
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Local government

One in 10 councils face effective bankruptcy as cost of placing children in care soars

Devon County Council pauses 'dangerous' homelessness prevention funding cuts
Devon homelessness prevention
Homelessness

Devon County Council pauses 'dangerous' homelessness prevention funding cuts

How councils cutting homelessness funding could be damaging their communities in the long run
homelessness
Homelessness

How councils cutting homelessness funding could be damaging their communities in the long run

Man dies following fire in tiny London flat housing nearly 20, despite residents' complaints of overcrowding
Overcrowding

Man dies following fire in tiny London flat housing nearly 20, despite residents' complaints of overcrowding

The government promised to help with the cost of living. So how far is the household support fund going?
Liz Truss/ Household support fund
Cost of living crisis

The government promised to help with the cost of living. So how far is the household support fund going?

How one of the most deprived neighbourhoods in the UK is tackling the cost of living crisis
Barking and Dagenham
Cost of living crisis

How one of the most deprived neighbourhoods in the UK is tackling the cost of living crisis

'This is austerity 2.0': Outcry as government plots cuts to public spending
Cost of living crisis

'This is austerity 2.0': Outcry as government plots cuts to public spending

Ministers pledge £500m for councils to make up for lost income in lockdown
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News

Ministers pledge £500m for councils to make up for lost income in lockdown

Councils are not using their powers to deal with problem landlords
The worst-affected areas were London, the south west and the east of England, where the poorest households shelled out over 50% of their monthly income on even the cheapest available rents.
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Councils are not using their powers to deal with problem landlords

Struggling Northamptonshire council is raising council tax by five per cent
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News

Struggling Northamptonshire council is raising council tax by five per cent

Local councils are borrowing billions to gamble on the property market
News

Local councils are borrowing billions to gamble on the property market