David Cameron’s decision to reject EU funds to tackle homelessness has been a disaster, a local MEP has said.
Speaking after new figures showed that rough sleeping in Greater Manchester has risen by 227% since 2010, North West MEP, Afzal Khan said that the Prime Minister should explain why in 2013 the UK rejected EU funds which could have helped.Read more
A huge exercise to update the electoral register is underway in Manchester – and citizens are being urged to respond.Read more
New 'Manchester Homeless Healthcare Standards' are being rolled out in the city centre and across Manchester thanks to a new project funded by your city centre councillors.
Councillors committed £5,000 to the project, which aims to ensure that healthcare is a priority for all agencies working with homeless people in Manchester and empower homeless people and those working with them to advocate for better healthcare access and reduce health inequalities.Read more
Cllr Kevin Peel meets Shadow Housing Minister Emma Reynolds
City centre councillor Kevin Peel has welcomed further details on Labour's policy to introduce more secure tenancies and cap annual rent increases to end rip-off rents.
Labour added a sixth key pledge to the top of its manifesto which promises:
- Building one million new affordable houses by 2020
- Abolishing stamp duty on homes up to £300,000 for first time buyers
- New 'use it or lose it' powers for local councils to stop developers hoarding land
- Action to bring down rents and create more secure tenancies
Cyclists are set to benefit from a further £22 million of funding that will see the development of key routes and a more cycle friendly city centre as part of Greater Manchester’s Cycle City programme.Read more
Manchester residents who have moved house in the last 18 months are being encouraged to make sure they are registered to vote at the right address.Read more
Private landlords, letting and managing agents and tenants across Manchester are being asked to sign a pledge that makes a commitment to making private renting better in the city.
Manchester's Renting Pledge was launched this week following last year's housing taskforce chaired by Cllr Kevin Peel which made a series of recommendations to improve the private rented sector in the city and strengthen the voice of tenants and residents.Read more
Plans have been announced setting out how Manchester City Council will reduce its carbon emissions and contribute to citywide climate change action over the next three years.
The plans, agreed by the executive group of leading councillors on 18th March, will set out what the city council will do to become more environmentally friendly between now and 2018.Read more
Rental properties in Manchester have doubled in the last decade and with population growth expected to continue in the coming years the city council has set out a strategy to ensure quality within the sector.Read more
Renters in Manchester city centre will be an average of £624 each better off if there is a Labour government in May say local councillors as Labour launches pledge to private renters.Read more