Ministers are set to argue against homelessness charities in the Supreme Court over ‘vulnerability test’ criteria used by councils to prioritise people for homes.
The UK government should retain the majority of welfare powers including housing benefit as part of universal credit, the Smith Commission report has suggested today.
A number of housing associations are hoping that the government will include greater flexibility on rent-setting in next week’s Autumn Statement.
Homes in around a third of Greater London’s boroughs earned more than £70,840 in a year, exceeding the average salary of a typical solicitor in the city, research by the National Housing Federation (NHF) has found.
Helena Partnerships will soon join forces with neighbouring Golden Gates Housing Trust, to form a new group structure called Torus with the aim of building more homes and creating jobs. Rob Young, its chief executive elect, talks to Jess McCabe about why the deal makes sense
The devolution of new powers over the housing costs elements of universal credit raises questions not just for Scotland but for the whole of the UK.
Sunderland-based Gentoo has been pushing social landlords to do more to safeguard tenants. Martin Hilditch finds out why and how it tackles the issue
Eric Pickles is wrong, but Myleene Klass isn’t as wrong as you might think. Peter Apps explains why.
BLOGS AND OPINION
Scottish housing bodies should be disappointed by Lord Smith’s recommendations today, Heather Spurr writes
The race to fulfil government pledges on universal credit before the election may soon get frantic, says Heather Spurr
Social landlords need to develop a greater range of tenures to meet people’s needs
How should housing associations respond to the tantalising prospect of freedom? In uncharted territory you need something to guide you.
In the wake of yet more delays and questions about value for money, I wonder what Erwin Schrödinger would have made of universal credit.
What steps can social landlords take to ensure they don’t inadvertently disclose information that puts domestic abuse victims at risk? Christine Land from Croftons explains
Are housing providers ready for the Internet of Things?, asks Stewart Davison
Complex questions, tardy Smart and the sector’s alleged hard-left tendencies feature in this week’s Closed Circuit
Can we afford not to invest in measures to boost energy efficiency?, asks Andrew Eagles
The poor of London are suffering - despite having parliament on their doorstep