• Sector's biggest developers post largest surpluses

    TOP NEWS STORY: The vast majority of the social housing sector’s most active developers are also in the top 30 list of those with the biggest surpluses.

  • To be Frank

    INTERVIEW: Labour MP Frank Field has been tasked with holding the government to account on welfare reform as the chair of parliament’s Work and Pensions select committee. He talks to Heather Spurr about what the Budget means for social housing tenants

  • People power

    RESIDENT SPECIAL: Scottish tenants are being empowered to form ‘senates’ in order to scrutinise their landlords. Jill Stevenson finds out if they’re successful

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Sector's biggest developers post largest surpluses

TOP NEWS STORY: The vast majority of the social housing sector’s most active developers are also in the top 30 list of those with the biggest surpluses.

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Homeless people health audit plea

05/08/2015 | By Carl Brown

A homelessness umbrella organisation is calling on housing and NHS service providers to audit homeless people to ensure they have support for their health needs.


Bedroom tax ruling blow to separated families

05/08/2015 | By Heather Spurr

A grandfather who lives with his grandson part-time has lost an upper-tier tribunal against the bedroom tax, in a blow to separated families.

AHF issues new bond

Record £208m guaranteed bond issued

04/08/2015 | By Pete Apps

A new government guaranteed bond has raised £208m of development finance for six landlords at the lowest interest rate seen in the sector, despite recent government reforms.

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Red Road flats to be demolished

04/08/2015 | By Sarah Graham

Glasgow’s remaining iconic Red Road 30-storey tower blocks are to be demolished later this year, as part of Glasgow Housing Association’s regeneration plans.


Fifty councils look to housing companies

04/08/2015 | By Sarah Graham

More than 50 councils in England have either set up or are considering setting up their own housing company, according to a survey published by regeneration firm 3Fox International.

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Living Wage forces association crisis talks

04/08/2015 | By Heather Spurr

The new Living Wage announcement has forced housing associations to barter with councils over care contracts, as one provider warns it could face costs of £10m due to the policy.

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Contractor reports increase in affordable housing profit

04/08/2015 | By Carl Brown

Morgan Sindall has reported increased profits on its affordable housing activities despite a drop in profit overall.

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Hadden: Government 'very receptive' to deregistration

04/08/2015 | By Pete Apps

The government is “very, very receptive” to a controversial Policy Exchange report which suggested housing associations should deregister, it has been claimed.

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Neil Hadden: The full interview

INTERVIEW: Following the reaction to the news that Genesis is moving away from the development of sub-market rent, we present the full interview between Neil Hadden and Inside Housing’s Pete Apps.

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  • Show home

    PHOTO STORY: Activists who are occupying homes on the controversial Sweets Way estate in north London decided to renovate one of the boarded-up houses slated for demolition. The aim was to create a ‘show home’.

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  • Top 60: Market Sale Developments of the Year  

    TOP 60: Inside Housing is showcasing the best 60 developments of the last year. Michael Atherton reports on the best market sale developments of the year

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  • Measure of success

    SOCIAL VALUE DEBATE: More landlords need to be measuring social value. Helen Clifton finds out how a handy toolkit can help with this

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  • Football's coming home

    ANALYSIS: Manchester City’s owners are planning to build 6,000 homes in partnership with Manchester Council. Martin Hilditch investigates how a wave of stadium developments have paved the way for new housing

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  • Kriss Akabusi: Overcoming hurdles

    INTERVIEW: Kriss Akabusi overcame adversity to become a household name with a string of athletic achievements. Now he is working with a housing association to inspire young people to do the same. Jess McCabe reports

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  • Getting social

    DIGITAL DEBATE: When most corporations have moved firmly into the digital age, how does the housing sector hold up? Helen Clifton reports

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  • Home economics for hoarders

    ANALYSIS: Can a ‘home skills coach’ help tenants to stop hoarding? Dawn Foster takes a look

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  • Top 60 Developments: Extra Care Developments of the Year

    TOP 60: Michael Atherton reports on the best extra care developments of the year.

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