Colin Wiles

A Martian writes home

31/03/2015 | By Colin Wiles

A Martian, sent to England to report on its housing policy, writes a long postcard home. Translated by Colin Wiles.

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L&Q to build 16,500 'genuinely affordable' homes without grant

31/03/2015 | By Pete Apps

L&Q will build more than 16,500 ‘genuinely affordable’ rented homes without government grant in the biggest housing association building drive in the sector’s history.

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Half of Right to Buy alternative cash fund allocated

30/03/2015 | By Heather Spurr

Just under half of a new government fund that offers a cash alternative to tenants eligible for the Right to Buy has been allocated to local authorities.

Pete Apps

Five things that change for #UKHousing this week

30/03/2015 | By Pete Apps

Pete Apps runs through the key changes that mark the end of the financial year

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Committee warns government homes cash 'sitting idle'

30/03/2015 | By Pete Apps

Cash for affordable housing is ‘sitting idle in government coffers’ after poor take-up of key programmes, the chair of a scrutiny committee has claimed.

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Housing minister attacks sector over value for money

23/03/2015 | By Daniel Douglas

The sector ‘can and should do more’ on inefficiency, and value for money downgrades are ‘unacceptable’, the housing minister Brandon Lewis said today.

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Osborne announces 20 outside-London housing zones Video

18/03/2015 | By Daniel Douglas

The government has announced 20 new confirmed housing zones outside of London – double the number announced in June last year.

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Chief executive, Stockport Council

Q&A with Eamonn Boylan

24/03/2015 | By Stuart Macdonald

Eamonn Boylan may have been the chief executive of Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council since January 2010, but his heart is still 100% housing.

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Durham negotiates April stock transfer date

27/03/2015 | By Corin Williams

The government has agreed to fund a stock transfer of 18,500 homes despite it missing a deadline to write off the properties’ historic debt.

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Stock transfer signed off a week before deadline

24/03/2015 | By Pete Apps

A deal to transfer 8,500 Salford council homes to a new housing association has been finally signed off with just a week to spare.

Senior associate, Trowers & Hamlins

The clock is ticking

13/03/2015 | By Theresa Mohammed

Social landlords should take note: a recent case could make it more difficult to dispute the cost of a construction contracts, says Theresa Mohammed

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