Thursday, 27 April 2017

Inside Housing

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  • <img border=0 src=/images/news/Harrogate2003narrow.jpg><br>Delegates back plan


    Housing professionals are worried that upheaval caused by the government’s regional agenda for housing could scupper the objectives of the Communitie

  • Hill pledges pipeline funds for two years


    The government will give local authorities £81 million in pipeline funding for Supporting People services over the next two years, housing minister K

  • Plan 'may have to be rewritten'


    The government may be forced to rewrite the Communities Plan if regional housing strategies do not reflect national priorities, the Chartered Institute o

  • Red tape 'creates recruitment barrier'


    Local authorities need to cut back the red tape in order to recruit and retain the best staff, according to Brent Council's head of personnel and

  • Reshuffle sparks concern


    Conference delegates have voiced concern at Tony Blair's decision to change his housing minister for the third time in just over two years.Th

  • Barker Review to probe scale of housing shortage


    A joint Treasury and Deputy Prime Minister's office review of housebuilding will consider a wide range of factors affecting the supply of homes in the UK

  • Collective punch


    A pilot scheme into the benefits of collective housing association procurement has delivered significant savings. Peter Mitchell speaks to the participants

  • Grant regime 'has to change'


    The government is unlikely to be persuaded that private developers should not be given access to social housing grant, a top civil servant has insisted.

  • I did it my way


    Putting a stock transfer deal to the City is a daunting prospect, but it is crucial that local authorities are in the driving seat. Helen Pickles follows the example of a chief executive who put his own mark on the transfer process

  • In the dark


    Children with visual impairments are being poorly served by landlords who fail to recognise their needs, argues Chris Allen

  • In the middle


    There is always a tension between the public and private sectors. One is driven by commercial considerations whereas the other must answer to the consumer and the voter. But what role does the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister play? Paul Hebden spoke to

  • Justice in the community


    Anti-social behaviour has emerged as one of the core concerns of the government and the housing sector alike. Here Mario Ambrosi talks to Home Office minister Lord Falconer, on the eve of his return to the Harrogate conference, about the latest thinking f

  • Keith Hill named new housing minister


    The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has confirmed that Keith Hill is the new housing minister.Mr Hill, who was previously deputy chief

  • Rent assessment reveals alarming debt rise


    A ‘cold war of mutual distrust and blame' is having a damaging effect on some councils' performance on rent arrears, the Audit Commission warned toda

  • Reversal of fortune


    In February Manchester & District Housing Association became the first in the country to obtain an interim anti-social behaviour order. Ian Perry explains how it helped turn around a troubled neighbourhood

  • Roof on the market


    The government has made a commitment to reviving low demand areas. David Blackman reports on signs that the private sector might be following its lead

  • Shaping a new frontier


    United Nations housing expert Malcolm Boorer has made a second trip to Albania after a fact-finding mission last year. Here he outlines some of his team's proposals to raise housing standards in the former Communist country

  • Stating the case


    ASBOs are capturing the headlines but nuisance possessions and injunctions remain important weapons in the armoury of landlords tackling anti-social behaviour. Justin Valentine and John Stevenson suggest how best to approach the day in court

  • Taking stock of risk


    Housing associations should be less fearful of the challenges posed by diversification. Mick Kelly outlines the sector's views

  • Transfer speculation


    The government is in the process of reviewing the way housing associations deliver private finance for stock transfers. Piers Williamson explores some options

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