Ahead of next week’s charities’ financial crisis summit with third sector minister Kevin Brennan, the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (Acevo) has issued a 16-point plan to kickstart the debate about how government can best support the sector. In addition to a £500 million emergency aid packageRead More →

The collapse of the housing industry, and subsequent fall in stamp duty receipts and capital gains tax on sales of homes, along with an increase in the number of those no longer qualifying for inheritance tax, will result in a £15 billion black hole in public finances, economists haveRead More →

YOU AND YOURS continues a series of features in the BBC’s No Home season with an interview today between Jamie McCoy, who slept rough for 38 years, and housing minister Yvette Cooper. Tune in at noon today or go here to listen again. You can also listen again toRead More →

Housing minister Caroline Flint accidentally revealed that experts believe house prices could fall by ‘at best’ 5 to 10 per cent, and they also expressed concern over meeting the target of three million new houses. Photographed carrying notes into a Cabinet meeting at No10 yesterday, Ms Flint has shruggedRead More →

The government is considering allowing local authorities to offer low-cost mortgages to first-time buyers and others struggling to obtain loans for the first time since the 1970s. Several councils have been lobbying the government to allow them to offer mortgages in areas they were keen to develop. A spokespersonRead More →