The government recently announced that the budget for its Future High Streets fund is to be substantially increased, from £675m to £1 billion. This means that a lot more local areas will be able to benefit from grants to help them redevelop their high streets, and there will almost certainly be knock-on effects for local businesses and the private rented sector.
The UK Government has elaborated on its funding and plans to help the homeless off the streets. In a March announcement it said that £26 million of a previously agreed £100 million fund to help the homeless, has been allocated to create specialist, tailored support to help with mental health and get rough sleepers into accommodation.
Just two weeks after the UK Government announced a national rogue landlord database will be made available to the public, a £2 million fund has been provided to further assist in the crackdown. The fund will help support action against and the reduction of, rogue landlords operating in the UK.