• City Hall moves to protect AHP from RTB

    TOP NEWS STORY: City Hall will act to prevent London housing associations using their Affordable Homes Programme grant to build Right to Buy replacement homes.


City Hall moves to protect AHP from RTB

TOP NEWS STORY: City Hall will act to prevent London housing associations using their Affordable Homes Programme grant to build Right to Buy replacement homes.

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Disappointment over guarantees scheme axe

01/12/2015 7:30 am | By Pete Apps

Housing associations have expressed disappointment at the government’s decision to end a successful programme of guaranteed debt to fund sub-market rented housing.

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7% rise in completions in Scotland

01/12/2015 2:06 pm | By Jonathan Bunn

Affordable housing completions in Scotland have risen 7% year-on-year, according to Scottish government figures released today.


Landlord: Repairs to be kept up despite staff action

01/12/2015 12:59 pm | By Jonathan Bunn

The largest social landlord in the north-east of England has promised tenants will not experience signficiant disruption if threatened industrial action by repairs staff goes ahead.


Regulator criticises councils over Traveller sites

30/11/2015 4:21 pm | By Jonathan Bunn

Some Scottish councils show “little awareness” that regulatory standards for social landlords apply to Gypsy and Traveller sites, a report has found.

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Council to force viability assessments publication

30/11/2015 4:44 pm | By Jonathan Bunn

House builders that claim they cannot meet a London council’s affordable homes quota for new developments could be forced to make their details of financial viability assessments public.

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Landlords offered free efficiency event

01/12/2015 10:52 am | By IH reporter

Housing professionals are being offered the opportunity to attend a free webinar this Friday focused on how to secure efficiency savings in the wake of government reforms.

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UKHA entry deadline extended

01/12/2015 7:30 am | By Carl Brown

Housing providers, developers and sector professionals have been given an extra week to enter the UK Housing Awards.

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DCLG to end guarantees scheme

30/11/2015 10:42 am | By Pete Apps

A government guaranteed debt programme, which has allowed housing associations to borrow at record low rates, will not be renewed by government. 

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Applying the brakes

Hopefully EU law can slow down the progress of UK housing policy heading for disaster, says Ann O’Byrne


Stable lettings

Housing associations can stabilise the buy-to-let market, says Lord Young of Cookham.


The only game in town

The government’s decision to end the affordable housing guarantees programme is the clearest sign yet it is only interested in homeownership, says Pete Apps.


Keep your friends close – Part 1

Who’s in and who’s out? Jules Birch takes a sideways look at the Spending Review.

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Supporting services

The Spending Review gave hope homelessness hasn’t totally slipped off the government’s agenda, says Howard Sinclair

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Loosening the strings

INTERVIEW: From deregulation to rent cuts, Fiona MacGregor has plenty to deal with as the new head of the English social housing regulator. Pete Apps finds out more

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  • From the frontline

    NORTHERN IRELAND SPECIAL: Tim O’Malley, community development manager at Clanmil Housing in Belfast talks to Jess McCabe about his work

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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

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