Energy upgrades for coldest privately rented homes to save billpayers £180 a year

Tenants living in some of the coldest homes in England and Wales are set to benefit from amended regulations requiring landlords to install energy efficiency measures. Landlords to be required to install energy efficiency measures in homes with the lowest energy performance ratings upgrades expected to save tenants an average of £180 a year on More Info »

Government welcomes Homes England’s new 5 year strategic plan

Homes England Strategic Plan pivotal to helping deliver the homes that communities need. Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP welcomed Homes England Strategic Plan published today (30 October 2018) describing the vision as pivotal to helping deliver the homes that communities need. Since their launch in January, Homes England has a remit to adopt a more More Info »

Aspire Achieve Advance 3aaa apprenticeship training provider termination of contracts

We have issued notices to terminate contracts with 3aaa. Since the closure of 3aaa, we have established a taskforce to implement alternative arrangements for apprentices and their employers. We are working to ensure that every apprentice is transferred to another provider to complete their apprenticeship. Employers Employers who pay the levy can make their own More Info »

McAvoy announces expansion into offsite housing – FROM FOUNDATIONS TO OCCUPATION IN JUST 7 DAYS

The Dungannon-based McAvoy Group, the leading offsite construction specialist in Ireland and Northern Ireland, has announced its expansion into the residential sector with the launch of a new modular solution for all housing tenures – affordable homes, market sale, buildto-rent, student accommodation, and emergency housing. Following extensive product development and collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast,McAvoy More Info »

Funding released to make social sector homes safe

12 councils and 31 housing associations will receive funding for the removal and replacement of unsafe aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding from 159 buildings. £248 million has been released to social sector landlords to fund the removal and replacement of unsafe aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding from high-rise (defined as 18 metres or higher) social More Info »

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) launches new course in construction quality management

The CIOB Academy is launching a brand new course focussed on managing and delivering quality in construction. This follows months of work by a Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Commission of Past Presidents into the issue of build quality, and what practical steps can be taken to support delivery of quality construction and development projects. More Info »