Chancellor of the Exchequer

Osborne to announce billions for homeownership

TOP NEWS STORY: The government is set for an historic shift in affordable housing funding, using the cash to largely build low-cost homeownership homes.

  • pause slideshow

George Osborne holds up his briefcase for the media

Chancellor's Spending Review speech in full

25/11/2015 1:58 pm

Scroll down to find the housing related elements of George Osborne’s Spending Review announcement highlighted

George Osborne 2014 Autumn Statement

Sector braces for housing benefit cuts

25/11/2015 7:30 am

The social housing sector is bracing itself for further cuts to housing benefit as George Osborne prepares to deliver his Spending Review today.


Accord 'hit by previous large fraud'

25/11/2015 11:12 am

The housing association at the centre of a £325,000 fraud this week was hit by a similar crime five years ago, Inside Housing can reveal.

Building pic

Rent cut 'would cost Scottish HAs £160m'

25/11/2015 7:30 am

Scottish housing associations would be losing around £162m in income a year by 2020 if Westminster’s 1% annual social housing rent cut was implemented north of the border.


Tenant wins High Court victory

24/11/2015 4:42 pm

A tenant has won a High Court case against a south London council in her bid to prevent an estate being demolished and rebuilt.


Sharp rise in NI housing benefit fraud

24/11/2015 10:46 am

Housing benefit fraud has risen sharply in Northern Ireland, an audit of government finances has revealed.

fire door safety

Association exposed tenants to increased fire risk

24/11/2015 10:21 am

Orbit Group failed to carry out ‘high-risk’ fire safety works on hundreds of homes for more than two years, exposing a large number of tenants to increased fire risk danger.

Comments (2)


NHF board set to approve merger code

24/11/2015 7:30 am

The National Housing Federation (NHF) is today expected to approve its first merger code ahead of expected consolidation across the sector.  

Comments (1)


PRS licensing scheme launched in Wales

23/11/2015 6:00 pm

The Welsh government has today launched a private landlord registration and licensing scheme.

For use in Inside Housing, 18 September 2015

Boris presses ahead with zero carbon standard

23/11/2015 4:42 pm

Boris Johnson has announced he will push ahead with the implementation of the zero carbon homes standard in London despite the government axing planning regulations to promote it.


Housing contracts boost Mitie profits

23/11/2015 1:38 pm

Mitie has reported a 32.7% increase in pre-tax profit in its property management business despite a drop in overall profits.

Comments (3)

    More news



    Make a stand

    It’s time for tenants to fight their corner, says Michael Gelling


    Ashby's leg

    Some overrated trousers, a little ‘grim’ sparring and a call for Julian Ashby to show his leg

    NICK DUXBURY 600px

    Business time

    Surely George Osborne can’t ignore the call from business leaders to build more affordable homes

    STEVE STRIDE 600px

    Diversity at the top

    We are better placed than ever to promote diversity, says Steve Stride

    More analysis

    For use in Inside Housing, 20 November 2015

    A story of two timber frame fires

    ANALYSIS: Two recent fires have stoked fresh fears about timber frame construction. Are the concerns justified? Jess McCabe reports

    Read in full
    • pause slideshow
    • Return to Bournville

      INVESTIGATION: Soaring housing costs in London are starting to damage the city’s economy. Nick Duxbury reveals how the growing affordability crisis is forcing a host of the capital’s largest employers to help house their staff.

      Read in full
    • From the frontline

      Q&A: Cleon Hutton, digital inclusion officer at Sentinel Housing Association, talks to Simon Brandon about getting tenants online

      Read in full
    • Cutting the strings

      ANALYSIS: The government will work with housing associations to cut regulation in an attempt to take their borrowing back off the national balance sheet. Pete Apps asks what we can expect

      Read in full


    Newsletter Sign-up

    IH Subscription