Friday, 25 July 2014

Inside Housing
01/10/2010

View all stories from this issue.

  • Benefits to be capped through housing cuts

    05/10/2010

    George Osborne has announced further cuts to housing benefit as part of a radical package of welfare reform.

  • Duncan Smith unveils benefit reform plans

    06/10/2010

    Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith has unveiled plans for a ‘universal credit’ to replace existing benefits, in his speech to the Conservative Party conference.

  • Housing density cut for Olympic Park site

    07/10/2010

    The long-awaited master plan for the 2012 Olympic Games’ long-term legacy has been unveiled today, with 2,000 fewer homes than originally proposed.

  • Shapps defends new homes bonus

    05/10/2010

    Grant Shapps has insisted plans to incentivise councils to build homes will work, after coming in for criticism at the Conservative Party conference.

  • £300m fund to pay for co-op schemes

    01/10/2010

    Proposals to finance new co-operative and mutual housing schemes through a £300 million revolving loan fund will be submitted to government next month.

  • A VAT bombshell for tenants

    01/10/2010

    I enjoyed the excellent article debunking the myth of special purpose vehicles (Inside Housing, 27 August).

  • Are we spoilt for choice?

    01/10/2010

    When it comes to intermediate housing, sometimes less is more, says Neil Toner, partner at Lewis Silkin

  • Associations stockpile cash ahead of cuts

    07/10/2010

    Housing associations saw their annual surpluses almost treble last year.

  • Bad language

    01/10/2010

    Want to make shared ownership properties more attractive to mortgage lenders and potential homeowners? Then you need to toss out the technospeak, says Lydia Stockdale

  • Bank reports record fall in house prices

    07/10/2010

    House prices plummeted a record 3.6 per cent in September, according to figures from the Halifax.

  • Basildon awards £1bn town centre contract

    11/10/2010

    Basildon council has awarded a £1 billion regeneration contract to a partnership between Barratt Homes and Wilson Bowden Developments.

  • Birmingham launches £100m solar scheme

    06/10/2010

    Birmingham Council has launched a £100 million retrofit programme for hundreds of thousands of homes across the city.

  • Builder eyes social housing as profits rise

    07/10/2010

    Willmott Dixon has reported a 37 per cent increase in its pre-tax profits.

  • Call for councils to be given control over housing benefit

    01/10/2010

    Unemployed tenants who find a job should receive an increase in housing benefit rather than have their state support cut, according to the Liberal Democrat leader in local government.

  • Chief exec departure prompts TSA inquiry

    04/10/2010

    Housing 21 has broken the Tenant Services Authority’s regulatory code over the departure of its former chief executive.

  • Child benefit cut to fund welfare reform

    04/10/2010

    Plans for a single benefit system could take ten years to implement and be paid for through cuts to existing universal benefits, it has emerged.

  • Coalfields study backs council-led regeneration

    04/10/2010

    Local councils should play a central role in the next phase of regeneration of former coal mining areas, a government study has suggested.

  • Councils fail to prioritise homelessness

    01/10/2010

    Charities have called on the Scottish Government to redouble efforts to end homelessness by 2012 after the problem worsened in three council areas.

  • Don’t blame the homeless

    01/10/2010

    The NHF is fostering ill-informed prejudice about social housing tenants

  • Ed Miliband: ‘make social housing desirable for all’

    01/10/2010

    New Labour leader Ed Miliband is considering how to make social housing a tenure of choice as part of his vision for Labour policy.

  • Expert ease

    01/10/2010

    Eighteen months ago Inside Housing launched its new Need to know section in print and online.

  • Falling through the gaps

    01/10/2010

    In my opinion, London is the best big city in the world in which to live and work and our ambition is to make the capital more affordable for ordinary Londoners.

  • Former Housing Corporation director dies

    06/10/2010

    David Cumberland, a former regional director of the Housing Corporation and prominent figure in the housing sector, has died aged 61.

  • Future developments

    01/10/2010

    As the sector awaits next month’s spending review, Inside Housing convened a round table debate to find out what’s next for development - and what role intermediate housing will play. Carl Brown reports.

  • Getting their fair share

    01/10/2010

    London’s high property prices make the capital the perfect market for intermediate housing schemes. Three part-owners invited Caroline Thorpe over to give their verdicts on some of the products on offer.

  • HCA appoints interim chief executive

    05/10/2010

    The Homes and Communities Agency has appointed an interim chief executive to replace Sir Bob Kerslake.

  • HCA will take over from TSA

    01/10/2010

    The Homes and Communities Agency will take on the economic regulatory function of the Tenant Services Authority, a government review has concluded.

  • Health trusts get £70m for home adaptation

    06/10/2010

    The government has pledged £70 million to adapt the homes of people leaving hospital.

  • Housing Executive boss to retire

    05/10/2010

    The head of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, Paddy McIntyre, has announced he is retiring.

  • HSE treat concerns in strict confidence

    01/10/2010

    I would like to offer your readers reassurance following the article ‘Sacked surveyor in asbestos claims’ (Inside Housing, 10 September).

  • Intermediate housing

    01/10/2010

    A special focus on the 2.5 million people who cannot afford to buy a house, but don’t qualify for government support.

  • Islington considers scrapping ALMO

    01/10/2010

    Opposition councillors in Islington will next week call for a referendum on whether the authority’s arm’s-length management organisation should be scrapped.

  • Just 13% of landlords have retrofit plans

    01/10/2010

    Only a handful of social landlords have drawn up official plans to retrofit their stock, a survey has discovered.

  • Landlords excluded from work scheme

    05/10/2010

    Entry requirements will exclude housing associations from direct involvement in the government’s scheme to get people into work, ministers have been warned.

  • Landlords to fight Lovell debt demand

    01/10/2010

    Lovell is demanding some landlords repay money they owed to failed contractor Connaught, after taking over their contracts.

  • Landlords to launch £175m bank

    01/10/2010

    A group of housing associations are drawing up plans to launch a £175 million bank to offer shared ownership mortgages.

  • Law change protects private tenants

    04/10/2010

    Rules have come into force that prevent private tenants being thrown out of their home because their landlord has not kept up with mortgage payments.

  • Learn by example

    01/10/2010

    The coalition government must take a good look at the US and Canada to see what not to do with housing benefit, says Heather Petch

  • Livingstone: I’ll cap private rents

    01/10/2010

    Ken Livingstone will cap private sector rent levels in London if he wins the fight to become London mayor.

  • Mayor’s housing record set straight

    01/10/2010

    Criticism of the London mayor’s house building record is unwarranted (Inside Housing, 27 August).

  • Mears acquires rival in £5.8m deal

    01/10/2010

    Mears has acquired north-west based maintenance and refurbishment company Jackson Lloyd in a deal worth up to £5.8 million

  • Minister confirms HRA will be scrapped

    05/10/2010

    The centralised system of council housing finance will be abolished and local authorities allowed to keep rents and receipts from sales, the housing minister has confirmed.

  • Olympics body seeks buyer for 4,000 homes

    04/10/2010

    The Olympic Delivery Authority is looking for private businesses to take on up to 4,000 homes on the Olympic site.

  • Peabody first in line for Crown Estates

    07/10/2010

    Peabody Trust has emerged as the front-runner to buy four of the Crown Estate’s London estates for around £150 million.

  • People power

    01/10/2010

    With housing inspections in limbo after the demise of the Audit Commission it’s time to go local, says Hugo Stephens

  • Planning applications up on 2009

    04/10/2010

    Planning applications for the last quarter were up on the same time last year.

  • Planning shake up sees 300,000 homes axed

    04/10/2010

    Local authorities have ditched plans for 160,000 homes since the coalition government came to power, research has found.

  • Plans submitted for £5.5bn scheme

    12/10/2010

    The largest planning application in the UK has been submitted for a £5.5 billion regeneration of Liverpool’s Docklands.

  • PM promises public services revolution

    06/10/2010

    David Cameron has pledged to revolutionise the way councils deliver services.

  • Residents to work with police on ASB

    06/10/2010

    The home secretary has unveiled reforms which she says will make police more accountable to residents.

  • Round Tables Event POPUP - Kier

    30/09/2010

  • Scandals that hold back fairness

    01/10/2010

    I am pleased to see that when considering housing applications some councils are being brave enough to give preference to wouldbe tenants in work and to the indigenous population.

  • Shapps rules out early exit from HRA

    05/10/2010

    The opportunity for local authorities to voluntarily leave the housing revenue account subsidy system next April has been ruled out.

  • Single payment set to replace housing benefit

    01/10/2010

    Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith has won his battle with the Treasury to create a new simplified benefits system, according to reports today.

  • Social housing firm enters administration

    01/10/2010

    Social housing contractor John Laing Partnership Ltd has gone into administration.

  • Southern merges with subsidiaries

    04/10/2010

    Southern Housing Group has amalgamated with two of its subsidiaries, James Butcher Housing Association and South Wight Housing Association.

  • Stuck in the middle

    01/10/2010

    More than 2.5 million people in the UK are ineligible for social housing but cannot afford a home on the open market. Keith Cooper looks behind the glossy brochures at the multi-billion pound intermediate housing market

  • Study questions housing association role

    04/10/2010

    Housing associations are increasingly seen as contributing to poverty and need to rediscover their role as champions of the vulnerable, according to a think tank.

  • TSA development director takes flight

    06/10/2010

    The head of market development at the Tenant Services Authority has announced he is leaving to join the Civil Aviation Authority.

  • TSA improves rating of Islington landlord

    06/10/2010

    The Tenant Services Authority has upgraded its assessment of Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association.

  • Use your head, Ed: focus on housing

    01/10/2010

    Dear Mr Miliband, Congratulations on becoming leader of the Labour Party.

  • Value for money is not value for money

    01/10/2010

    Richard Tarling says housing minister Grant Shapps used the justification of ‘questionable value for money’ to get rid of the National Tenant Voice (Inside Housing, 3 September).

  • Westminster co-op insolvent after refusing £200k loan

    01/10/2010

    A housing co-operative in London has been declared insolvent after a group of members refused to let a social landlord lend it money in return for allowing it to enter a management contract.

  • What are the odds?

    01/10/2010

    Differences in the way homelessness guidance is interpreted means a person’s chance of being housed depends on where they live. Martin Hilditch investigates.

IH Subscription