Ratings agency Fitch says welfare reform and weaker regulation are likely to increase the risks faced by housing associations.
The European Commission has called on the government to undertake further planning reforms to improve the supply of new housing in the UK.
Five councils are teaming up to pool £250 million of pension funds to invest in social infrastructure.
The government has announced that it to increase its infrastructure investment in enterprise zones to £104 million.
The government is examining how it could lift the current cap on council borrowing in order to raise housebuilding levels.
A heavyweight commission appointed by London mayor Boris Johnson has called on the government to loosen regulations around tax increment financing to boost regeneration in London.
Credit rating agency Moody's has downgraded the issuer and debt ratings of 29 English housing associations to reflect concerns over the low levels of government support if they were to get into financial difficulties.
The government is planning to tweak regeneration funding to reduce the financial incentives to demolish housing.
Incomplete devolution of funding powers is putting councils' provision of public services in danger, according to a new report.
Morgan Sindell Investments has signed contracts for £40 million of regeneration activity as part of its local asset backed vehicle owned jointly with Bournemouth Borough Council.