63% of UK councils say their affordable housing need is severe, per a report published by the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE).
A further 35% of the 141 councils that responded to a survey question said their need was moderate.
The report, (Delivering Affordable Homes in a Changing World), written and researched by the Town and Country Planning Association says that a shortage in investment in “genuine affordable housing” and “deregulation of planning” is limiting the local authorities capability in delivering the homes needed.
Per the Solicitors Regulation Authority, a law firm’s status encompasses more than just the cost in choosing a conveyancer, with the largest-ever behavioral trial on price and decision-making in legal services.
The trial exposed that 6% of customers choose the cheapest solicitor, and 1% because for value for money.
Just under 75% of the public chose a conveyancer based on the suggestions of associates. Having said this, it is maintained by the SRA that the findings “underpin its transparency agenda”, highlighting data that consumers make better decisions when a firm’s website quotes their prices.
With the aim of providing ‘thousands of much-needed’ homes, Greater Manchester, the West of England, and Oxfordshire will be receiving a share of £300 million, as revealed by housing secretary, Sajid Javid.
To assist Mayor Andy Burnham in reaching his target of building 227,200 homes by 2035, the government has said it will be investing £68 million in the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
This follows a deal made with the West Midlands Combined Authority in the Spring Statement, (£350 million to provide 215,000 homes).
Per public body Sport England, in the scenario of planning applications advancing for permission, figures would imply that playing fields are being protected.
1,138 out of 1,200 (95%) of concluded planning applications that affected playing fields in 2015 & 2016 improved or safeguarded sports provision were seen by public body Sport England, as a statutory consultee.
Any developments that could ultimately cause the loss of a sports playing field require the local council to get in contact with Sport England.