Octopus joint venture disbanded with no homes built

TOP STORY: A joint venture once billed as “potentially transformative” for the housing sector has been disbanded without a single home being built.

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David Orr

Orr hits out at government supported housing proposal

21/02/2017 5:52 pm

The chief executive of the National Housing Federation has hit out at a government proposal to hand supported housing funding to councils because he fears it will create geographical inequalities.


Parties repeat building pledges as Assembly election looms

21/02/2017 4:42 pm

Northern Ireland’s political parties have repeated their 2016 promises on social and affordable housebuilding ahead of next week’s Assembly election.

Aberdeen council

Aberdeen association secures £12.5m loan

21/02/2017 4:41 pm

An Aberdeen housing association has secured a £12.5m loan to build 147 homes in the city and the surrounding area.


Blakeway among new HCA board members

21/02/2017 11:26 am

Four new members have been appointed to the board of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), including Boris Johnson’s former housing tsar.

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Galliford Try reports 23% profit boost

21/02/2017 10:18 am

House builder Galliford Try has reported a 23% profit boost in its half-year results through to the end of December.


Shelter appoints new chief executive

21/02/2017 0:01 am

Shelter has appointed Polly Neate, the current chief executive of domestic violence charity Women’s Aid, as its new chief executive.


Public land sales lag well below target

20/02/2017 6:18 pm

The government has sold enough land for less than 14,000 homes, leaving it well off the pace required to meet its target to dispose of land for 160,000 homes in this parliament.


Scottish ministers warn against bedroom tax 'clawback'

20/02/2017 5:13 pm

Scottish ministers have urged the UK government not to cap claimants’ benefits when the Scottish Government abolishes the bedroom tax.

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    Eamon McGoldrick reflects on what the Sector Scorecard pilot could mean for the housing sector


    Still no attempt to address housing poverty

    The government is taking tentative steps to address supply, but it is still not doing enough to prevent the poorest from losing out, says Peter Walters of First Wessex

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    Rent increases in return for supply risks creating a two-tier system

    True rent freedom – as opposed to a rent increase deal – would boost supply and potentially deliver greater fairness for tenants, says James Prestwich of the National Housing Federation

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    The potential impact of LHA cap on sheltered housing is devastating

    The government’s proposals for supported housing funding risk breaking part of the market that is currently working, warns Howard Nankivell of Anchor

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    From the frontline - Lynsey Tomlins


    Aspire Housing’s housing support and well-being advisor tells Inside Housing about the ups and downs of the job

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      The Housing White Paper: piecing together the puzzle

      ANALYSIS: The White Paper called on the sector to link up to tackle the housing crisis. But what do the participants make of it? Inside Housing’s news team joins up the pieces

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