• Associations slash spend on major repairs as rent cut bites

    TOP STORY: Housing associations in England slashed spend on major repairs work to their estates as the government enforced its policy of cutting social rents.

  • We will regulate in a mature way

    IH50: Fees, de-regulation and a new body are on the horizon, but the English social housing regulator will continue to be proportionate in its approach, says Julian Ashby

  • The money game

    ANALYSIS: Housing associations are under more pressure than ever to demonstrate their efficiency. Martin Hilditch investigates the impact on repairs and maintenance budgets

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Associations slash spend on major repairs as rent cut bites

TOP STORY: Housing associations in England slashed spend on major repairs work to their estates as the government enforced its policy of cutting social rents.

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HCA will consider scrapping VFM self-assessments

20/01/2017 7:30 am

The English social housing regulator will consider scrapping the requirement for landlords to produce value for money self-assessments if it feels it can instead rely on common “metrics” to measure efficiency.

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Labour writes to UK Statistics Authority over million homes target

20/01/2017 3:24 pm

Labour has written to the chair of the UK Statistics Authority seeking an adjudication over alleged “deliberate misuse of statistics” in the government’s million homes target.

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Council wins right to judicial review into government's Aylesbury decision

20/01/2017 2:42 pm

Southwark Council has won the right to launch a judicial review into the government’s decision to block the eviction of leaseholders from the Aylesbury Estate after appealing a previous rejection from the High Court.

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Councils could provide homelessness prevention support beyond 56 days

20/01/2017 12:25 pm

Councils could be required to work with households to prevent them becoming homeless beyond the 56-day time period set out in the Homelessness Reduction Bill, under an amendment planned by the government.

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Cheyne Capital buys £51.8m Croydon portfolio

20/01/2017 10:14 am

The Cheyne Social Property Impact Fund has purchased a 338-unit portfolio of residential properties in Croydon, thought to be worth £51.8m.

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Glasgow approves 15,000-home plan

19/01/2017 2:49 pm

Glasgow City Council has approved a plan to deliver 15,000 homes over the next five years.

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Charity to produce sector-wide data standards

19/01/2017 1:54 pm

The Housing Associations’ Charitable Trust (HACT) has launched an initiative aimed at improving housing providers’ use of data.

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NLA: rental demand in London 'has nosedived'

19/01/2017 1:53 pm

Central London’s rental market is “beginning to show signs of topping out”, according to National Landlords Association figures released today.

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    It is crucial that housing associations can prove value for money if they are to win ministers’ trust, says Emma Maier

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    A closer look at the NAO report on housing

    Jules Birch delves into a new analysis of housing in England by the government’s spending watchdog

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    Ministers' view: we will protect supported housing

    The proposed new model for supported housing protects funding and puts councils at the heart of commissioning, argue government ministers Caroline Nokes and Marcus Jones

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    New supply not enough to solve housing crisis

    Housing needs to be joined to the health and social care system to solve the housing crisis, says Matthew Gardiner

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    From the frontline - Nina Egge-Daborn

    17/01/2017

    Sentinel Housing Association’s first contact team leader tells Inside Housing why call centres can be stressful places and how she fancies a second career in law

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      Right to Buy: dreams and nightmares

      ANALYSIS: A study of the Right to Buy extension pilot contains stark warnings about affordability and communication around exemptions. Pete Apps sifts through the detail

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