The latest on social housing finance, including news, views and analysis on lending, bonds, institutional investment, grant rates, affordable rent, and regulation.

£1bn record surplus

G15: £1bn surplus is not solely down to sales


Efficiencies and rents underpin record surplus, say London landlords

Labour Party MP

Lyons' proposals will 'cost too much', experts warn


A recommendation from a Labour-commissioned review that ‘affordable’ rents reflect local incomes will be too costly and difficult for councils to achieve, experts have warned.

world housing crisis

Global housing shortage could cost $16 trillion by 2025 Video


Addressing the worldwide shortage of affordable housing could cost $16 trillion by 2025, a global consultancy has estimated.

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Editor, Inside Housing

Out of sight, out of mind


Social landlords need to step up and make sure that social housing isn’t forgotten in the debates about the housing crisis

Chair, Pellings

Price fixation can be costly


Social landlords should not repeat past mistakes by valuing cost over quality

Aman Sahota

No PRS answer


Aman Sahota from Lewis Silkin argues that a new ‘use class’ in planning regulations is not the way to encourage institutions to invest in the private rented sector

JUles Birch small

Taxing problems


Could we invent a worse system of taxing housing than the one we have now?

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