Thursday, 23 October 2014

Inside Housing

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  • All change?


    The Treasury's interest in reform of the housing market looks serious but change is not inevitable, says Tom Startup

  • Bond-issuing company gets go-ahead to lend to HAs


    A special purpose vehicle set up to issue bonds and lend on to housing associations has received a preliminary AA- debt rating from Standard & Poor's and Aa3 from Moody's Investor Services.Harbour Funding has been set up by the Royal Bank of Canada to u

  • Developers 'withholding land to protect profits'


    Developers are withholding land to protect their profits but the root cause of the affordable housing crisis lies in the progressive reduction in subsidy to build low-cost housing, research by chartered surveyors has warned.Evidence to the Treasury's

  • Follow the leader


    Redbridge Council's plans for Ilford town centre have been held up as a leading example of housing-led regeneration.Daniel Zammit describes the council's experience

  • Growth pockets


    The government's plans for growth in the south-east will mean the building of new communities. But how can their sustainability be ensured? David Blackman takes a look

  • Hill confident for ALMO round three...


    Housing minister Keith Hill has declared himself ‘pretty confident' that all councils on round three of the arm's-length management programme will reach the level of performance required to secure funding.

  • One step up


    Can the regional housing boards deliver the step change demanded in the Communities Plan? Neil Griffiths looks at their progress so far

  • Out of kilter


    Mark Kleinman is worried that London risks becoming a polarised community. Siân Gibson spoke to Ken Livingstone's head of housing and homelessness

  • Pioneering out east


    The pressure is on for the housing sector to use modern methods of construction. Gemma Charles checks out some of the most recent developments

  • Prime mover


    Prime Minister Tony Blair stood shoulder-to-shoulder with his deputy John Prescott on Wednesday to launch a report on delivering the Communities Plan. Paul Hebden was given rare access to hear their aspirations for the plan

  • Settled at last


    Councils are working hard to meet the government's target to get families out of bed and breakfast accommodation by 2004. Babiker Mohamed recounts his experiaence of life in a B&B

  • Vision to reality


    The government has the imagination and the will to transform the Thames Gateway, says Keith Hill

  • Walsall sacks board members


    Walsall Housing Trust has sacked two tenant board members it says were at the heart of the wranglings which led to the departure of its chief executive and intervention by the Housing Corporation.

  • Worklessness threatens social balance, says institute


    The level of worklessness among social housing tenants is unsustainable in the long-term, the Chartered Institute of Housing has said.Sam Lister, policy officer at the CIH, told Inside Housing the institute was concerned about the proportion of social

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