UK Asbestos Training Association updates rules of membership

Key terms tightened to tackle threat from unapproved agents The UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) was established in 2008.  To continue to offer benefits to members and protect their position within the Industry, UKATA has overhauled its rules of membership. As UKATA membership grew to be... View Article

Tougher housing enforcement powers for officers

City of Wolverhampton Council is set to get tougher on rogue private sector housing landlords after giving officers more enforcement powers. The move is aimed at providing further protection of health, safety and welfare rights for tenants in the city.... View Article

Ecobuild partners with Considerate Constructors Scheme

Ecobuild 2018 is proud to announce that it is partnering with the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS). The CCS – the national organisation established to improve the image of the construction industry – will be working with ecobuild over the forthcoming... View Article

The London Plan – BLP Insurance responds to housing proposals

Following today’s publication of Mayor Sadiq Khan’s draft London Plan, Kim Vernau, Chief Executive Officer, BLP Insurance, comments on the key developments which could mark a real step change in addressing London’s housing crisis: “The scope and level of support... View Article

28% of renters haven’t seen a rent rise in over a year

New research* from landlord insurance specialists Cover4LetProperty has revealed that nearly a third of the adult population (31 per cent) are now living in private or social rented property – a seven per cent decrease since April 2017. The data showed that:... View Article

Wide-ranging housing package announced in Budget

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivered his Autumn Budget with a package of measures intended to address what he said was the “challenge of the housing market.” A key measure in his speech was cutting stamp duty for... View Article

Pre-Budget briefing from The Housing & Finance Institute

The Housing & Finance Institute is today publishing its pre-Budget briefing. Housing is set to dominate tomorrow’s Autumn Budget, but it is not yet clear what type of Budget the Chancellor will deliver. The Housing & Finance Institute has laid... View Article

Closomat offers accessible guidance

With the growing need to make homes adaptable so occupiers can remain independent, and in their own homes, new guidance is aiming to help get it right. ‘Design Guidance & Considerations for a Domestic Accessible Toilet’ has been produced and... View Article

Cool down

Dean Ronnie of Cool You UK advises on achieving cool and clean air quality in conservation and new build properties under stringent regulations Installing conventional integrated air conditioning into a building bound by restrictions can be an unachievable objective. Whether... View Article