New social housing review

The Government has launched a major new review to look at how local authorities can build more social housing. The work is being jointly overseen by the Treasury and the Communities department, with Danny Alexander and Eric Pickles launching the review. The inquiry will look at how councils can use their powers better to build more homes, including selling vacant properties and using the proceeds to finance extra social housing. The review will be led by Natalie Elphicke, chair of Million Homes, Million Lives, and Keith House, Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council.