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Local authority leaders have welcomed Whitehall's decision to delay the roll out of Universal Credit but expressed concerns over the bill for housing support.
Almost two-thirds of private landlords with tenants receiving Universal Credit have experienced them going into rent arrears, a landlord association has revealed.
District councils have urged the Government to extend the time limit for spending Right to Buy receipts for both existing and future receipts.
With figures showing thousands of older people are living in hazardous homes, William Eichler finds out what can be done to provide more suitable accommodation for the UK's ageing population.
The MoD has been accused of denying families a home after leaving dozens of houses unoccupied and falling into disrepair.
The number of local authorities requiring developers to meet basic standards for wheelchair accessibility has increased in the last five years, a survey shows.
Only 7% of UK homes meet basic national accessibility requirements, an ageing charity warned as they urged councils to provide adaptations to older people's homes.
Record amounts of green belt land have been released for housing, according to environmenal campaigners.
Local government leaders have welcomed a move announced by prime minister Theresa May that the cap on council house building will be lifted.
Lambeth, Kingston, and Barking and Dagenham councils were cheated out of £1m by a group of housing benefit assessors who used dummy claimants, court has heard.