• Dispatches from Liverpool

    ANALYSIS: Housing has taken centre stage at the Labour Party in Liverpool this week. Pete Apps reports.


Associations in rest of UK reclassified as public bodies

TOP STORY: Housing associations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have been reclassified as public sector bodies by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Ministers consider new supported housing duties

30/09/2016 7:30 am

The government is looking at imposing new legal duties on councils to provide supported housing, in a bid to safeguard a proposed housing benefit top-up fund.


Registrations recover after Brexit vote uncertainty

29/09/2016 4:28 pm

Registrations for new homes in the UK fell in the weeks around the EU referendum but bounced back in August, figures reveal.

Shared ownership keys house buy

Record number purchase with Help to Buy equity loan

29/09/2016 2:39 pm

A record number of buyers purchased a home through the Help to Buy equity loan scheme in the second quarter of 2016, following an extension in London.

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East Thames boosts surplus ahead of merger

29/09/2016 2:06 pm

An east London housing association has recorded its largest-ever surplus of £28m ahead of its planned merger with L&Q.


Ministers consider rent to buy shift for Starter Homes

29/09/2016 7:30 am

The government is considering changing its Starter Homes policy to include rent to buy homes similar to the London Living Rent product recently announced by the Greater London Authority.


Bromford rethinks development strategy

29/09/2016 7:30 am

A Midlands housing association is significantly scaling up its land-led development for the first time, as it posts results showing a record surplus of £49m.


Corbyn pledges to lift council borrowing caps

28/09/2016 6:04 pm

Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to remove council borrowing caps to support the party’s ambition to build 500,000 council houses in its first term in power.

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Homelessness acceptances surge 10%

28/09/2016 3:40 pm

The number of homelessness acceptances in England has surged by 10% year-on-year, according to the latest government figures published today.

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