The housing executive may have to allow half of its 86,500 homes to fall into disrepair from 2020 if it cannot secure additional funding, according to a senior civil servant. The suggestion is in a letter written by Department for Communities (DfC) permanent secretary Leo
This November marks the 75th anniversary of the Beveridge report – the founding document of the modern welfare state and the answer to the question: what would Clement Attlee do? The Attlee government’s radical agenda, after all, basically enacted every recommendation made by eccentric patrician
THE INDEPENDENT: More than half a million social homes in England do not meet basic health and safety standards
More than half a million social homes in England fail to meet basic health and safety standards, an analysis of official government data by The Independent has revealed. Just weeks after the Grenfell Tower fire raised serious questions about the state of housing in the
Compensation payouts to people living in damp and damaged council houses in England have reached more than £35m in the past five years. Nearly 11,000 disrepair claims have been brought against councils since 2011/12, according to figures obtained by the BBC. Seventy-five local authorities disclosed
Nearly 11,000 tenants have claimed compensation for damp, leaks and damage in their council homes. Local authorities in England have paid out more than £35m in compensation and legal fees in the past five years to people living in "unfit" homes. The number of "disrepair"