Slices of bread with living wage stats

Two in three associations pay living wage


The majority of landlords are helping to keep employees above the breadline, survey reveals

Chief executive, CIH

CIH to cut jobs to boost services and save £600k


16 roles could be axed as CIH restructures to ‘reposition’ itself

Man in wheelchair in his kitchen

Associations told to foot half of adaptations bill


Islington Council says it can no longer cover 100% of disabled facilities grants

strike action

Social landlord's staff vote in favour of strike action


Staff at a housing association are threatening to take industrial action over the suspension of a worker who led a series of strikes last summer.


No accidental fire deaths in GHA homes


One of Britain’s largest housing associations claims a two-year long safety drive has eradicated fire deaths in its homes.


Alex Salmond

Scottish Government boosts apprenticeship target by 20%

Scotland will aim to provide 5,000 more apprenticeships every year, Alex Salmond announced today.

Colin Wiles

The mansion tax mistake

Reform of council tax would be a better alternative to the mansion tax, writes Colin Wiles

Apprentice-for-a-day Laurna Robertson on the roof of a property on Keepmoat's Little London development, Leeds.

Housing apprentice for a day Video

Inside Housing’s Homes Work campaign aims to help tackle the 1.04 million young Brits not in education, employment or training. Laurna Robertson visits a scheme in Leeds to experience first-hand how apprenticeships can help


Dear Eric Pickles

A Tory council has written to Eric Pickles, condemning a cut that will mean families are ‘forced towards loan sharks’, writes Heather Spurr.

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    Living wage: moral conundrum or no brainer?

    There’s mouldy bread on the front of this week’s Inside Housing magazine, and that’s before it’s been put down in the staff kitchen next to the toaster, says Daniel Douglas.

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    The will to work

    Motivating staff is becoming increasingly tricky as pay falls in real terms and workloads increase, argues Inside Housing’s anonymous columnist

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    Time to pay a fair wage

    Social landlords are acutely aware that wages are not increasing in line with the cost of living.

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    Building bonanza

    Ahead of the self-financing reforms to councils’ housing revenue accounts, there was much speculation about the extent local authorities would use their new powers to build homes.

  • Chief executive, Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd

    Impact of council mergers on associations

    Plans to merge councils across Wales could also have a huge impact on housing associations

  • Head of sustainability, Lakehouse

    Worry over eco cuts

    A review of the energy company obligation could mean a step back for efforts to insulate hard-to-treat homes

  • Environmental partner, Weightmans LLP

    Keeping things green

    New guidelines for environmental offences may mean hefty fines

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    Asking the right questions

    Questioning employers about discrimination has become easier, says Sarah Lamont

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    Housing review offers complete picture

    As ever the new UK Housing Review offers a mix of authoritative statistics and some fascinating new insights on housing across all tenures.

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    Only Two Emma Reynolds

    The shadow housing minister met her (name) match and Closed Circuit gets traumatised by De’Ath

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    Debt: the new safety net?

    The ‘dark underside’ of debt was examined yesterday in a report, suggesting that more and more people are ‘using credit unsustainably as a personal safety net.’

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    Help or hindrance?

    A year in to Help to Buy, who has it helped and what has the impact been so far?

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    ECO: Up the ambition

    The government should take a lesson from its 1666 predecessor about being ambitious, says Matthew O’Connell

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    The way forward

    It’s been a tough first two years of regulation for the Homes and Communities Agency, but they have prepared us for the challenges ahead


    Think of the children

    Ask parents to raise their chief concerns about their children’s future and the affordability of housing will quickly raise its head.

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    Unlock hidden value

    A long-term look at assets can be much more productive than a short-term view

  • Chief executive, Liverpool Mutual Homes

    The missing link

    The new Investment Property Databank is a waypost for social landlords

  • Senior associate, Trowers & Hamlins

    Pinning down payments

    Landlords need to take threats of contractor insolvency seriously

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    Public access

    A new scheme launched by the Bar is designed to help social landlords access legal help effortlessly, says Rakesh Nath

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    Explosive opener for Commonwealth Games - for and against

    The demolition of five historic tower blocks as part of the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has sparked debate in the Inside Housing office. Two of our reporters go head-to-head with arguments for and against the ‘spectacle’.

  • Acting out to tackle domestic abuse

    An interactive training course is helping housing professionals in the south west identify and tackle domestic abuse.

  • Freedom to roam

    Brighton Housing Trust is no housing giant - but it’s a massive technological help to its clients. Jess McCabe reports

  • Room for procurement savings

    Scotland’s diverse social housing sector is still dogged by the spectre of unnecessary procurement costs but it could save up to £42 million per year, says Steve Malone

Michelle Ridings and Jasmine Atkins-Smart

Acting out to tackle domestic abuse

An interactive training course is helping housing professionals in the south west identify and tackle domestic abuse.

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