In the opening investigation in our new series, IH Spotlight, Sophie Barnes unveils the first exclusive analysis of the lower benefit cap
Redbridge Council has leased 147 homes in an old army barracks in Canterbury – more than 60 miles away – to help rehouse people on its waiting list. But neither council is overjoyed about the situation. Gavriel Hollander investigates the strains pitching local authorities into competition with each other to house their homeless residents
The gas fright homes Video
In April, Conars Court received a full set of gas safety certificates. Almost immediately, the gas supply had to be cut off. Simon Brandon investigates
Raiders of the HRA Video
Councils are increasingly using their Housing Revenue Accounts to fill gaps in their back-office budgets. While this has helped cope with wider budget cuts, Keith Cooper investigates the impact on housing resources
Reported assaults on housing workers are falling, but do the figures disguise under-reporting? Heather Spurr reveals the results of Inside Housing’s research
Next week, six areas of the UK will elect mayors to oversee and decide their economic strategies, representing a major handover of housing power from Westminster to the regions. Inside Housing takes a closer look
The human resources test Video
How do providers ensure they have the workforce to cope with rent cuts, welfare reform and Brexit? We spoke to human resources professionals and carried out our first HR survey to find out. Simon Brandon reports
With stock rationalisation deals expected to soar, Nick Johnstone and Luke Barratt cast an eye over the lay of the sector’s Monopoly board
The LHA cap is set to leave Welsh landlords and tenants in a sticky situation. Jules Birch investigates what is likely to happen as a result
Where the axe will fall Video
Pete Apps and Sophie Barnes assess the potential impact of the forthcoming cut to housing benefit for young people
The government’s million homes target “does not even come close” to meeting the demand for housing in Britain with the “fundamental flaws” in the market set to continue for decades.
The new metro mayors are being “short changed” on housing, according to a report by left-leaning thinktank the Smith Institute.
Voters marginally favour Labour in terms of housing policy, despite the party trailing the Conservatives by 21 percentage points in the overall poll.
The government has published fresh guides to its devolution deals, many of which involve a significant transfer of housing powers.
The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) will be part of a new collaborative research centre for the challenges facing housing in the UK.
Is pay for housing professionals weathering the storm? See how your salary compares.
Wales has an ambitious housebuilding target of 20,000 homes by 2021. Nathaniel Barker meets Stuart Ropke, who has a central role to play in helping associations deliver
The council whisperer Video
Natalie Elphicke has gone from City lawyer to leading the charge to boost councils’ housing delivery. Gavriel Hollander finds out what makes her tick – and if she’s pleased with her progress
Daisy-May Hudson’s film about her family’s homelessness has won praise from BAFTA. She talks to Martin Hilditch about it, and about what she is looking for from entrants to Inside Housing’s Reel Homes film competition, which she is judging
It is important to take the correct approach with unreasonable tenants, says Kirsty Varley, of law firm Croftons
It is time our political leaders commit to stamping out rough sleeping for good, says Emma Maier
ANALYSIS: The Conservatives oft-repeated claim to best Labour on council house building actually understates their dominance, but only tells a small part of the story, finds Pete Apps.