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The Homelessness Reduction Bill has passed its final stage in the House of Lords as the latest government figures reveal the number of households in temporary accommodation has soared by 10% since last year.
Planning departments approved 6% more residential applications than a year ago, official statistics released today show.
A West Midlands pilot of the Right to Buy for housing associations could add to stock pressures in the region, a new report warns.
Housing minister Gavin Barwell has urged Londoners not to give in “to fear or hate” after a terrorist attack in Westminster yesterday.
Kier has announced a joint venture with an 11,000-home housing association as it reports a growth in profits in its half year results.
The new chief executive of the Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations (NIFHA) has said there is an urgent need for the country to form a government to give certainty over bedroom tax payments and the reclassfication of housing associations.
The government plans to use Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates as a measure for capping benefit in supported housing because they are “already there” a senior civil servant has admitted.
Policies such as T-levels and new apprenticeship standards are a great opportunity for the sector, says Vanessa Howell of the Chartered Institute of Housing
Social landlords can do more to address the crisis in social care, but only so much can be achieved without support from government, says Matthew Gardiner
Housing associations and other house builders will soon start paying a new national apprenticeship levy. Tim Clark finds out whether they’re ready for the change
A shared ownership specialist company has bought a housing association, as it seeks £1bn of institutional investment to fund new homes.
The Scottish Government has called for an immediate halt to the roll-out of Universal Credit because it is concerned the new system is pushing more people into debt.
Charities have slammed a government fund intended to mitigate the worst effects of the Local Housing Allowance freeze, after it confirmed just £13.3m will be available next year.
Kingston Council is looking for a partner to develop up to 2,000 homes at a town centre estate, in the latest scheme marking a shift in the market towards outer London boroughs.
Hyde Group’s Chris Irons explains why he is looking to recruit apprentices to his team
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A difficult recruitment landscape has resulted in associations developing bigger and better apprenticeship schemes. Joe Dart talks to the organisations leading the charge
Boards that work effectively with their executive team and the regulator are the ones that will succeed, says Helen White
Nearly two-thirds of councils across England are struggling to find tenancies for homeless people, a report by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has revealed.
Channel 4’s flagship documentary this week showed the real impact on the government’s benefit cap, even if the case studies could have been better, says David Pipe
Average house prices in Aberdeen dropped by 10.2% in the year to January 2017, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Debt, capital expenditure and exposure to the sales market will all rise as housing associations step up their development in the coming years, Moody’s has said.
An east London borough has launched an affordable housing company with the acquisition of 211 planned units at the former West Ham football stadium.
Legal & General is set to deliver a new 171-unit build-to-rent scheme in Bath.
Ratings agency S&P has said that housing association debt will exceed £80bn by 2019.
The Welsh Government will release its secret report on mismanagement at a 1,400-home housing association to its Public Accounts Committee later this year, a politician has revealed.
Housing officer at Helm Housing Association – and the Chartered Institute of Housing Northern Ireland’s Young Professional of the Year – on attracting young talent into the sector and why Nando’s is the key to a happy life
Housing organisations should embrace peer assessments as they can provide important new perspectives, says Gary Josey
Three London housing associations have received a £100,000 grant to expand a project to help older residents with mental health needs.
Britain has fallen further than any other European country in a new league table for homelessness and housing, says Jules Birch
Two Cumbria-based housing associations are in merger talks after one was given the green light to break away from its parent organisation.
A housing contractor has announced a 17.1% rise in profits to £35.5m in 2016.
Inside Housing looks back at what was happening in the sector this week 10, 20 and 30 years ago
Small landlords are capable of developing new homes without jeopardising their core strengths, says Clare Norton
Gavin Barwell has said the West Midlands is a “strong contender” for the regional pilot scheme of the Right to Buy extensison.
Brexit’s buy-to-let boost, TripAdvisor for tenants leaves Closed Circuit hanging and housing refugees
The ex-finance director of the largest housing association in Scotland has pleaded guilty to voyeurism and sexual assault.
Berkeley Group has blamed increased obligations on affordable housing as one of the reasons behind its London starts plummeting 30%.
Derbyshire County Council has set up a new development company, it announced yesterday.
The Welsh Housing Partnership has received £93m in secure debt funding from specialist insurer the Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC).
Inside Housing’s deputy news editor has been highly commended at an awards ceremony celebrating new journalism talent.
What choices are landlords making when they allocate housing - and how well are they working out? Inside Housing and Housing Partners surveyed industry professionals for answers
A small set of flats on a quiet residential road in Blackpool holds a message for the health and housing sectors. Pete Apps investigates
Sajid Javid has committed to ending rough sleeping and revealed the government is backing a major new feasibility study into using Housing First, in a win for Inside Housing’s Cathy at 50 campaign.
There has never been a better time for the sector to demonstrate the crucial role it can play in remedying Britain’s chronic housing issues, says Bjorn Howard
Javid comments on Housing First marked a crucial moment in Inside Housing’s Cathy at 50 campaign’s progress, says Martin Hilditch
Javid backs Housing First feasibility study, how a housing solution is easing the pressure on the health service in Blackpool and are social impact investors and housing associations the perfect match or better apart?
The government has announced that £402m of funding over the next two years will be targeted at the councils with the greatest homelessness demand.
Leeds City Council has unveiled plans to build nearly 20,000 new homes on brownfield sites by 2028.
Nick Johnstone reports from day three of the giant property event MIPIM in Cannes, in which social landlords are increasingly taking an interest
A housing association consortium has changed its new framework after struggling to receive tenders for smaller schemes. Nigel Wilson of JV North explains more
A housing association has selected 16 contractors to deliver a £90m repairs framework in London.
The Homes and Communities Agency has agreed two loans with developers totalling £98.8m to kick-start projects which will provide 10,250 new homes.
A house builder’s credit rating has been placed under review by a credit agency after it sold its regeneration business earlier this month.
Councils sold more than 3,000 homes through the Right to Buy in the final quarter of 2016, taking the total sold under large discounts to over 50,000.