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


£50m announced for infrastructure to unlock housing developments


The Communities and Local Government department has announced today a new £50 million investment fund to help large-scale housing developments to get off the ground.


Average housing benefit claim processed a week late


Local authorities took longer than three weeks to process housing benefit claims on average, a week longer than their target time.

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1.75m British families poorer due to welfare cuts


The bedroom tax and other welfare cuts have caused 1.75 million of Britain’s lowest income families to become poorer, according to a report.

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Jules Birch

Full value


With 13 months left until the general election, how can housing demonstrate its economic, social and political value?

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Living wage moral conundrum Video


This week we reveal the results of a survey asking whether social landlords pay the living wage.

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The will to work


Motivating staff is becoming increasingly tricky as pay falls in real terms and workloads increase, argues Inside Housing’s anonymous columnist

Colin Wiles

The mansion tax mistake


Reform of council tax would be a better alternative to the mansion tax, writes Colin Wiles

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