Closed Circuit is never sure about the wisdom of parodies of the famous “choose life” speech from Trainspotting.
Apprenticeships can help housing organisations meet the crucial challenge of bringing new talent into the sector, argues Alice Smith
Housing homeless people before they receive treatment could end rough sleeping, but the policy must not disrupt existing allocations, says Matt Downie
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
Hyde Group’s Chris Irons explains why he is looking to recruit apprentices to his team
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
Britain has fallen further than any other European country in a new league table for homelessness and housing, says Jules Birch
Brexit’s buy-to-let boost, TripAdvisor for tenants leaves Closed Circuit hanging and housing refugees
Javid comments on Housing First marked a crucial moment in Inside Housing’s Cathy at 50 campaign’s progress, says Martin Hilditch
A housing association consortium has changed its new framework after struggling to receive tenders for smaller schemes. Nigel Wilson of JV North explains more
Despite a number of challenges, housing associations are more positive about the future than they have been for several years, says auditor Gary Moreton
A hardening of public attitudes towards migrants and refugees has prompted Arhag Housing Association to widen its range of services. Chief executive Cedric Boston explains more
As the government prepares to review anti-social behaviour (ASB) guidance for social landlords, Jason Hobday of Trowers & Hamlins wonders what precisely ministers are planning
Housing is at the core of the solution on social care, says Kevin Beirne of One Housing
As Wales consigns the Right to Buy to history, Westminster seems hellbent on the destruction of value created in the past, says Jules Birch
A balloon stunt goes wrong and a cheesy speaker at a leader’s conference
Abigail Davies argues the lack of new housing initiatives in the Budget is preferable to social landlords having to adapt existing plans
THE BUDGET: The significance of the Budget was the decision not to ease the effects of the government’s benefits freeze, says Jules Birch
International Women’s Day is a timely reminder of why the housing sector needs more women at the top, says Joanna Vaughan of Family Mosaic
Former City Hall deputy mayor for housing Richard Blakeway writes exclusively about the work he plans to do for thinktank Policy Exchange
A recent court case means social housing providers need to be more careful about how they go about recovering overpayments, says Theresa Mohammed of Trowers & Hamlins
Several new government policies will combine to make it easier for richer people to buy homes they would have been able to afford anyway, says Jules Birch
A new social media strategy, a rock star peer and an office dog
Dated perceptions of construction need to be changed to enable more women to work in the industry, says Dave Sheridan of Keepmoat
Gavin Barwell’s comments on Right to Buy are to be welcome, but the government should do more to ensure councils are doing as much as they can to provide housing, says Martin Hilditch
Jules Birch scrutinises the figures in the English Housing Survey, which was published this morning.
As the sector prepares to debate rent-setting post-2020, Abigail Davies of Savills warns that a less consistent system could affect confidence in the sector
As a flurry of mid-sized associations embark on mergers, Lee Clarke of Capsticks looks at the pros and cons
Greg Campbell and David Williams of Campbell Tickell explain more about the trend towards ‘medium-mergers’
Fears for a chief executive’s mental well-being, a unicorn outfit and a half-marathon challenge
The capping of housing benefit in line with Local Housing Allowance is just one part of a much wider issue, says Jules Birch
The decision to restrict housing benefit to LHA rates is just a part of a wider issue of how we house our ageing population, says Jules Birch
The Homelessness Reduction Bill comes before the House of Lords today. Lord Richard Best says this presents an opportunity to air some wider concerns.
Professor Paddy Gray describes the state of play in Northern Ireland ahead of next Thursday’s Stormont election
As Isos Housing Group prepares for its ‘medium-merger’, chief executive Paul Fiddaman explains why such deals have a role to play.
Jules Birch blogs about a big test for Gavin Barwell and the White Paper
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
The government’s proposals for supported housing funding risk breaking part of the market that is currently working, warns Howard Nankivell of Anchor
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
Here is what happened, but didn’t actually happen, in the BBC Three offices last week.