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The Scottish Housing Regulator will continue its intervention at a Glasgow-based housing association after it breached a loan covenant last year.
Southwark Council expressed its “sincere regret” today as it pleaded guilty to fire safety failures relating to a tower block fire that killed six people.
London housing associations Southern Housing Group and The Guinness Partnership have appointed Wates Living Space to repairs contracts worth a total of £13m.
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The capping of housing benefit in line with Local Housing Allowance is just one part of a much wider issue, says Jules Birch
The housing ombudsman has announced she is leaving the role to take over at the helm of a small, specialist housing association in London.
The regulator has downgraded a 2,120-home specialist housing association after a large batch of emails was deleted under a previous management team.
Issuing the Housing White Paper earlier this month, the government sent out a clear message: to help fight off the housing crisis, it wants to push associations in England to build, build, build.
English councils are phasing out freephone repairs numbers as they seek to trim costs out of pressurised Housing Revenue Accounts.
Councils are boosting their income through service charge rises and other fee increases as pressure from the 1% rent cut on Housing Revenue Accounts ramps up.
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Gang violence is a growing problem in our inner cities but councils’ youth services budgets have been cut. Can housing associations fill the void? Steve Sampson finds out
Councils are resorting to increasing charges, rents and cutting costs to cope with the rent cut – impacting on real lives, says Emma Maier
The continued good financial health of the sector is essential as associations look to build a more diverse supply of homes, says Julian Ashby
The Homelessness Reduction Bill comes before the House of Lords today. Lord Richard Best says this presents an opportunity to air some wider concerns.
Special report: How are town halls coping? An in-depth look at budget plans for 2017/18 as rent cuts bite.
Professor Paddy Gray describes the state of play in Northern Ireland ahead of next Thursday’s Stormont election
L&Q has been selected by Argent Related and Barnet Council to deliver 132 homes at the 6,700-home Brent Cross South scheme in north west London.
MPs have launched an inquiry into the benefit cap and have re-opened an inquiry into Universal Credit amid growing concern over delays.
The government has revealed it is undertaking a review of associations’ powers to evict anti-social tenants, as MPs heard calls for greater powers to protect neighbours yesterday.
Completions of new build homes fell by 1% in 2016, according to the government’s official measure of new build activity.
Inside Housing readers who complete a survey about their organisation’s approach to letting properties have the chance to win £500 in Marks & Spencer vouchers.
An influential committee of MPs was told the government should intervene directly in housing to fix the “failure” of the land and house building market.
Bristol City Council has been forced to cut its target to build 1,000 homes as it seeks to make savings in its Housing Revenue Account.
Welsh councils are raising rents by up to 5.2% next year to fund investment of almost £200m in existing and new homes.
While mega-mergers have stumbled, there is growing consolidation among medium-sized associations. Pete Apps investigates
As Isos Housing Group prepares for its ‘medium-merger’, chief executive Paul Fiddaman explains why such deals have a role to play.
The Scottish and UK governments are in a dispute over abolishing the bedroom tax and removing housing benefit for 18-21 year olds.
The number of home buyers in London fell to a four-year low in 2016, with home mover activity dropping to its lowest level in 25 years.
New homes being delivered by housing associations grew in the third quarter of 2016 compared with the previous two quarters, according to the National Housing Federation (NHF).
Ministers will be asked to require housing associations to offer compensation to neighbours affected by their tenants at a House of Commons debate later today.
Ministers have promised to take steps to improve alarm services in social housing, after a man died waiting for an ambulance after contacting a housing association’s emergency call line.
The UK’s largest house builder has announced boosted profits in the six months to the end of December, despite a dip in the number of homes it built.
The regulator has criticised two housing associations for failing to submit financial statements despite repeated reminders.
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We must strive to think more about the wider role that social housing plays in improving people’s lives, says David Orr
The chief executive of the National Housing Federation (NHF) has hit out at a government proposal to hand supported housing funding to councils because he fears it will create geographical inequalities.
Northern Ireland’s political parties have repeated their 2016 promises on social and affordable housebuilding ahead of next week’s Assembly election.
An Aberdeen housing association has secured a £12.5m loan to build 147 homes in the city and the surrounding area.
The Community Housing Group and its Tenant Scrutiny Committee are celebrating success in meeting the requirements of the Quality Assured Scrutiny standard and have been awarded the accreditation.
Jules Birch blogs about a big test for Gavin Barwell and the White Paper
Four new members have been appointed to the board of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), including Boris Johnson’s former housing tsar.
House builder Galliford Try has reported a 23% profit boost in its half-year results through to the end of December.
Aspire Housing’s housing support and well-being advisor tells Inside Housing about the ups and downs of the job
A joint venture once billed as “potentially transformative” for the housing sector has been disbanded without a single home being built.
Eamon McGoldrick reflects on what the Sector Scorecard pilot could mean for the housing sector
The government is taking tentative steps to address supply, but it is still not doing enough to prevent the poorest from losing out, says Peter Walters of First Wessex
Shelter has appointed Polly Neate, the current chief executive of domestic violence charity Women’s Aid, as its new chief executive.
The government has sold enough land for less than 14,000 homes, leaving it well off the pace required to meet its target to dispose of land for 160,000 homes in this parliament.
Scottish ministers have urged the UK government not to cap claimants’ benefits when the Scottish Government abolishes the bedroom tax.
Inside Housing looks back at what was happening in the sector this week 10, 20 and 30 years ago
The government’s proposals for supported housing funding risk breaking part of the market that is currently working, warns Howard Nankivell of Anchor
Ahead of her move to head up Manchester Council, Joanne Roney explains how Wakefield Council has unlocked development capacity in recent years
True rent freedom – as opposed to a rent increase deal – would boost supply and potentially deliver greater fairness for tenants, says James Prestwich of the National Housing Federation
The National Housing Federation (NHF) has warned of “significant risks” to a deal-based approach for future rent settlements.