The Welsh Government has set out revenue and capital spending for the next three years, focusing on supporting Wales’s economic recovery as it emerges from the pandemic, seeking to strengthen it in a sustainable way to deliver a greener Wales.
Propertymark has been working with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) to help find suitable accommodation for Afghan refugees. Letting agents could play an essential role in supporting humanitarian efforts being made by the UK Government.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer's Autumn Spending Review and Budget provided clarity on measures affecting the property industry which have been announced over the last three-six months including the levy on developers re unsafe cladding. Other factors announced affecting property agents provide some good news, however, it leaves a lot to be desired.
Following repeated calls and lobbying from Propertymark and other organisations, the UK Government announced on 23 October a £65 million support package for councils in England to aid low-income earners in rent arrears in the private rented sector to help to prevent homelessness.
Propertymark, alongside other organisations, has written to Eddie Hughes MP (Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing) to emphasise the sector's ongoing concerns over COVID-related rent arrears and urged the UK Government to introduce emergency financial support.
The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee in the UK Parliament has released its second report scrutinising the UK Government’s actions to help rough sleepers, homelessness, private renters, and landlords during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Responding to the Housing Communities and Local Government Committee (HCLG) inquiry on the impact of COVID-19 on homelessness and the private rented sector, Propertymark highlights the urgent need for financial support and the difficulty the sector faces in complying with new and existing legislation.
The 10 October marks #WorldHomelessDay, and not only does it provide a platform for Propertymark to raise awareness of opportunities to combat homelessness, but it also highlights our continued support and how others can do the same.
Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, announced on Saturday, 18 July, a £266 million package to support vulnerable people into long term accommodation.
The Housing Communities and Local Government Committee has published its Interim Inquiry Report into the impact of the Coronavirus crisis on rough sleepers and renters as vulnerable groups within the housing economy.
As the housing sector in Scotland responds to the Coronavirus outbreak it is essential that bringing empty properties into use is a national priority to ensure the continuing provision of safe and secure accommodation to those in need of emergency housing.
More than £260 million has been committed by the Prime Minister for local authorities to support people who are homeless or at risk of losing their homes.