MHCLG: A look back at 2018

A summary of the major projects delivered by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government over the last year.

A look back at 2018

It has been a busy year at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, from launching cross-government plans to end rough sleeping by 2027 to championing well-designed communities where people live, work, learn and socialise together.

We’ve led the way in delivering major change in the housing sector too, including a new rulebook for planning and by making sure social housing can be both a stable base for those who need it as well as support social mobility.

We have also been working hard to make sure people are safe, whether that’s in their homes – by banning combustible materials in new high-rise housing – or safe from the harmful effects of hate crime in all its forms.

The collection below features some of our major projects from the last year.

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  1. New coastal revival fund and community teams to bring jobs and businesses to seaside towns
  2. New government action to create stronger, more integrated Britain
  3. New government initiative to reduce rough sleeping
  4. Historic statue of suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett unveiled in Parliament Square
  5. Government champions innovation in bid to build well-designed homes
  6. Housing Secretary James Brokenshire awards funding to reduce rough sleeping
  7. Rough sleeping strategy: prevention, intervention, recovery
  8. Rough Sleeping Strategy: delivery plan
  9. Social housing green paper: a ‘new deal’ for social housing
  10. Hate crime plan refreshed to protect victims and promote shared values
  11. Communities Secretary sets out vision for high streets as vibrant community hubs
  12. Crickhowell High Street crowned "UK's best" in Great British High Street Awards
  13. Government bans combustible materials on high-rise homes
Published 31 December 2018