A trend by councils to house more of their homeless families in cheaper parts of the capital is fuelling a surge in out-of-London placements, new figures reveal.
A high-profile committee of MPs investigating the financial viability of housing associations will be flexible over its deadline for evidence, after complaints over timing and “complex” terms of reference.
Two housing associations have secured £48m of cheap government-backed finance to build affordable housing.
The Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations has condemned graffiti threatening prospective tenants at a 97-home mixed community scheme.
Southern Housing Group has maintained its credit rating despite concern over recent government policies.
Two councils in Devon have said they can now build more than 100 extra affordable homes because of a High Court ruling that overturned the government’s policy to strike affordable housing from small developments.
The government could roll up subsidies for solar energy “as soon as legislatively possible” for new applicants if it cannot achieve cost savings, it has confirmed.
A major deal to install 5,000 solar panels on council homes in Yorkshire could be placed in jeopardy if the government aggressively cuts solar subsidies.
A combination of ways can help sector leaders combat the challenges they face, says Matthew Taylor
Tackling domestic abuse makes good business sense as well as being the right thing to do, says Michelle Meldrum
Housing protests burst on to the stage at this year’s Edinburgh Festival.
Laws around the private rented sector must be tightened to stem the rise of increasing crime linked to this tenure, says Roger Jarman