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On the sixth anniversary of the deadly Lakanal House fire, an Inside Housing investigation finds that only a few councils are following the coroner’s recommendation and retrofitting their tower blocks with sprinklers. Kate Youde reports
Housing and environmental bodies have lashed out at ‘arbitrary and regressive’ government plans to scrap long-anticipated carbon reduction policies for new build homes.
The government will stop funding the Green Deal after ‘low take-up and concerns about industry standards’, leaving the energy efficiency sector ‘battered and bruised’.
Recent policy changes may not work as intended, suggests Brendan Sarsfield, and feel like the ‘modern equivalent of PFI – benefit now, pay later’
With the Conservatives’ shock election win and issues around tightening finances setting the tone, this year’s conference has a lot of ground to cover. We take a look at some of the key themes and highlights
Apprenticeships are a popular way for social landlords to boost employment opportunities – but how easy are they to access for disabled people? On national apprenticeship week, Maria Brett meets a young, deaf apprentice
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Social value should be second nature to service providers, argues Barry Boxall, divisional director, Building Solutions South, VINCI Facilities
A joined up approach to asset management can help every pound go further, says Colin Middlemass, chief operating officer at Mears Group
Inside Housing is showcasing the best 60 developments of the last year. This year, our list is split into 10 categories of excellence which we will reveal over the next few weeks. Michael Atherton reports on the best extra care developments of the year.
Inside Housing is showcasing the best 60 developments of the last year. This year, our list is split into 10 categories of excellence which we will reveal over the next 10 weeks. Michael Atherton reports on the most innovative developments of the year.
MPs have slammed the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) for failing to monitor the new homes being built on public land that it had released for development.
Housing associations are likely to move more staff onto less generous retirement plans as a result of the latest increase in contributions to the sector’s pension scheme.
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Although they present organisations with difficult decisions, the government’s extensive housing reforms also offer opportunities for housing providers, says Jamie Ratcliff