• Policies 'will lead to 34,000 fewer new homes'

    TOP NEWS STORY: Conservative government policies will lead to 34,000 fewer homes built by housing associations than previously expected.

  • Rise to the challenge

    IH50: We must - and will - find other ways to build affordable homes for rent, says David Orr

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Policies 'will lead to 34,000 fewer new homes'

TOP NEWS STORY: Conservative government policies will lead to 34,000 fewer homes built by housing associations than previously expected.

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House prices rise above inflation

27/11/2015 4:39 pm | By Carl Brown

Every region of England and Wales has experienced inflation-busting house price increases year-on-year, according to official figures released today.


Cuts improve association's credit strength

27/11/2015 1:36 pm | By Carl Brown

Cuts to operating costs and a scaling back of development has led to an improved credit profile for a Somerset-based housing association, Moody’s has said.

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NHF 'will continue to lobby for sub-market rent'

27/11/2015 7:30 am | By Pete Apps

The National Housing Federation will continue to lobby for government grant for sub-market rented housing, despite the switch to funding discounted sales on Wednesday.

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Work and Pensions Secretary

DWP letter follows benefit cap ruling

27/11/2015 10:05 am | By Heather Spurr

The Department for Work and Pensions has issued an urgent letter to councils after the High Court ruled the existing £26,000-a-year household benefit cap unlawfully discriminates against disabed people.

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Deregulation for associations in 'two-phases'

27/11/2015 7:30 am | By Pete Apps

Deregulation of housing associations is now likely to happen in two phases, the new head of regulation at the Homes and Communities Agency has said.

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Right to BUY

10-year rule for RTB pilot

26/11/2015 2:25 pm | By Pete Apps

The Right to Buy pilot scheme will be limited to tenants who have lived in social housing for 10 years.

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Northern Ireland associations reject Right to Buy

26/11/2015 8:40 am | By Jess McCabe , Padraig Reidy

Almost 90% of housing associations in Northern Ireland believe that the House Sales Scheme – the area’s equivalent to the Right to Buy – should be either scrapped or modified.

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Brandon Lewis

Lewis: Changes will allow poorest to buy

26/11/2015 7:30 am | By Pete Apps

Brandon Lewis has claimed new government policies will allow households on the lowest incomes to buy a home, after a massive switch of state funding from sub-market rent to sale.

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California building

Despite differing policies, the Golden State is facing similar housing issues, says Jamie Ratcliff

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Owning the future

The Spending Review is an opportunity for the sector but not for renters on the lowest incomes

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Way forward

Housing development companies must be as independent of local authorities as possible, says Richard Claxton


Review time

Should Northern Ireland’s House Sales Scheme be modified or suspended to prevent the future loss of social housing? asks Nicola McCrudden


Funding switch

Will the chancellor’s bid to halt the decline in owner-occupation work? asks John Perry

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The Bailie Show

NORTHERN IRELAND SPECIAL: The Northern Ireland Housing Executive has gained a steady pair of hands to head it up at a crucial time. Jess McCabe meets Clark Bailie

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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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  • From the frontline

    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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