Blogs and opinion


Featuring regular blogs from housing sector experts and the Inside Housing team, plus contributions from individuals working in all aspects of social housing.

Director of property services, Trent and Dove Housing

Tackling fuel poverty

25/07/2014

Social landlords should not wait for government targets in order to respond to fuel poverty, argues Steve Grocock

Director, Stockwell Park Community Trust

Divided we stand

25/07/2014

Brixton might have become trendy, but that doesn’t mean existing communities have benefited, argues Julie Fawcett

  • The future of social housing

    25/07/2014

    This week the Homes and Communities Agency and Greater London Authority (GLA) both published details of the funding they have allocated through their affordable homes programmes

  • Well-eeled Boris' gaffe

    25/07/2014

    ALMO improvisation, Boris Johnson’s gastronomic adventure and Twitter heavyweight Brandon Lewis

  • A word about bonds

    25/07/2014

    Take care before entering into complex funding arrangements, says Patricia Grinyer

  • The winning combination

    25/07/2014

    Social value can be created in a co-operative ‘virtual supply chain’

  • 'Slow burn' PRS doesn't add up

    24/07/2014

    Providing private rented sector homes might fulfil a housing association’s social purpose but it doesn’t make financial sense, Pete Apps writes.

  • Rising above hate

    25/07/2014

    Threats and abuse will not prevent Orbit Group from providing essential services

  • Why we need our surpluses

    25/07/2014

    London’s biggest landlords are responding well to the economic climate and the changing needs of Londoners

  • Survey story - part two

    24/07/2014

    Here’s the second part of my blog on some key themes emerging from the latest English Housing Survey.

  • Anything you can do we can do better Video

    24/07/2014

    Political bickering over which government has the better house building record is perennial and inevitable. But who is right and who is wrong? Daniel Douglas takes a closer look at the statistics.

  • Six of the best from the English Housing Survey – part 1

    23/07/2014

    It’s time again for a welter of new information about housing in England. Here’s the first of a two-part blog on what caught my eye.

  • Is social housing a failed brand?

    22/07/2014

    We should be careful what we wish for, writes Colin Wiles

  • Leaving on a jet plane

    22/07/2014

    Experts are divided on homelessness charities helping to forcibly remove rough sleepers from the UK, Heather Spurr writes

  • Mitigating welfare reform

    21/07/2014

    Welfare reform has been a challenge for landlords, however Citizens Advice has been looking at ways the downsides are being mitigated

  • DWP's comedy double act

    21/07/2014

    Lord Freud’s unlikely lookalike, making annual reports sexy and the brave cowboy of NLA

  • What's on in the housing sector this week

    21/07/2014

    A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 21 to 25 of July.

  • A room of their own Video

    21/07/2014

    What does the Lib Dem change of heart mean for the future of the bedroom tax?

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