Conservatives gain a seat from the Lib Dems in Somerset, UKIP gain a seat from Labour in Rotherham and Labour gain a seat from Conservatives in Weymouth and Portland.
Figures published on 16 May 2013 show that the number of homes sold between April 2012 and April 2013 totalled 5,942, more than double the number sold in the previous year and the highest numbers of sales since 2007.
Eric Pickles welcomes news that more than a quarter of the government’s target 120,000 troubled families are already being worked with.
Labour held seats in Barking & Dagenham, Oldham and Leicester. UKIP gained a seat from Ind (elected as a Conservative) in Thanet.
A new 1-stop-shop service for planning consents will reduce the number of bodies infrastructure developers need to consult on applications.
Under Labour, hardworking families would be facing a tax hike of £210 on their town hall bills this year, new analysis reveals.
The Chancellor put housing at the heart of this year’s Budget – a £4.5 billion package to help homebuyers and build thousands of new homes.
New figures released to Parliament have today exposed the fact town halls have failed to collect a massive £2.4 billion in council tax across England – equivalent to £100 for every household in the country. New analysis has also showed that Labour councils have biggest arrears and the worst collection rates.
Conservatives held a seat in Rochdale, Labour held seats in Newcastle upon Tyne (South Heaton) and Cheshire East and Liberal Democrats held a seat in Newcastle upon Tyne (Castle).
Housing Minister Mark Prisk today (24 April 2013) called on the voluntary sector, social enterprises and homelessness charities across the country to bid for the final share of a £20 million funding pot.