• Starter Homes plan 'will hit association development'

    TOP NEWS STORY: The development of affordable rented housing is likely to decrease as private house builders seize on David Cameron’s new planning flexibility to build homes for sale.

building site hate work stopped

Starter Homes plan 'will hit association development'

TOP NEWS STORY: The development of affordable rented housing is likely to decrease as private house builders seize on David Cameron’s new planning flexibility to build homes for sale.

  • pause slideshow

Brandon Lewis CIH housing 2015

Associations should consider sharing CEOs, says Lewis

09/10/2015 0:01 am | By Heather Spurr

Housing associations should consider sharing chief executives in order to save cash, Brandon Lewis has said.

building house new homes keys

Couples 'will struggle to buy Starter Homes'

08/10/2015 1:45 pm | By Pete Apps

A couple on an average salary would struggle to buy a home at a 20% discount in almost half of all council areas in England, new research has shown.

city hall

Ten more housing zones planned for London

08/10/2015 3:52 pm | By Pete Apps

Ten new ‘housing zones’ will be named by next May, as Boris Johnson reveals the final two areas under his initial scheme.

Win £500 of M&S vouchers

08/10/2015 1:15 pm

Housing professionals have only three days remaining to enter a draw for £500 of Marks & Spencer vouchers by filling in a survey on energy procurement.

potential merger

Landlords enter merger talks

08/10/2015 9:40 am | By Jonathan Bunn

Merger talks have begun between two Greater Manchester housing associations.

Sold sign

Councils reconsider housing association links

08/10/2015 0:01 am | By Chloe Stothart , Carl Brown

The Right to Buy extension will ‘re-cast’ the relationship between local authorities and housing associations, councils have said.

Associations criticise Right to Buy vote timetable

08/10/2015 0:01 am | By Jonathan Bunn

Associations have criticised the short timetable for the vote on the extension of Right to Buy.

Comments (2)

Right to Buy and David Orr

Government accepts NHF Right to Buy offer

07/10/2015 12:32 pm | By Heather Spurr

The government has accepted a housing association proposal to voluntarily accept the Right to Buy.

Comments (19)

Follow us:


Acting up

Roleplay can help us provide a better tailored service for difficult customers, says Mr Anonymous


Getting real

Even with large Right to Buy discounts, homeownership is simply out of reach for some people, says Kate Davies


Shuffling deck chairs

The prime minister’s announcement this week that Section 106 resources will be directed into Starter Homes will do little to help more people into a secure home


Under new ownership

Forget social housing, any kind of affordable rented housing is living on borrowed time in the wake of this year’s Conservative conference.


Pragmatism v principle

Our board’s gallant decision to vote ‘no’ was humbling, says Tim Pinder

Comments (1)

More analysis


The end of cheap bond finance?

ANALYSIS: Last month’s bond issue by Metropolitan saw investors demand an increase in bond prices. Pete Apps asks if the era of extremely cheap housing association bonds is coming to an end

Read in full
  • pause slideshow
  • A life in housing

    BLOG: Consultant Helen Cope has written a blog for Inside Housing reflecting on 40 years in housing. With pictures by photographer Nick Hedges

    Read in full
  • London mayoral candidates' housing policies at-a-glance

    POLICY FOCUS: Heather Spurr compares the housing policies of the Labour and Conservative candidates for London mayor

    Read in full
  • Beyond council housing

    ANALYSIS: Local authorities could jump-start the housing market, according to an expert panel brought together by Inside Housing, in partnership with Laing O’Rourke, Legal & General and Touchstone Residential. Mark Wilding reports

    Read in full
  • Early doors

    ANALYSIS: Cambridgeshire will be the first county council to set up a housing company - and others may be following suit. What’s behind the shift? Chloe Stothart finds out

    Read in full
  • Understanding the refugee housing crisis

    INVESTIGATION: The UK government has committed to resettling 20,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years. Nick Duxbury investigates the challenge faced in housing the victims of war

    Read in full
  • Never mind the cassocks

    INTERVIEW: The Reverend Richard Coles came under attack from the right wing press after questioning plans to extend the Right to Buy. Martin Hilditch finds out why the well-known personality has been getting exercised about housing

    Read in full
  • From the frontline

    Q&A: Gregg Peart, a welfare rights officer at Derwentside Homes, talks to Simon Brandon about helping tenants claim the benefits they’re entitled to

    Read in full
  • Facing the future: Network Housing Group profile

    ANALYSIS: Peter Apps meets Helen Evans to find out what went wrong with Network Housing Group’s proposed deal with Catalyst

    Read in full
  • A view from outside the sector

    INNOVATION SPECIAL: What does an internationally renowned innovation guru make of a housing association’s approach? Peter Jackson reports

    Read in full


Newsletter Sign-up

IH Subscription


How do you feel 86% of housing associations who responded voted in favour of the National Housing Federation's voluntary RTB deal?