Social Housing news in North west

Northern specialist

Senior reporter, Inside Housing

Heather Spurr

Senior reporter and campaign editor

E-mail: heather.spurr@insidehousing.co.uk

Phone: 020 7772 8362

Fax: 020 7772 8591

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Sheffield associations and councils sign housing deal

05/12/2016 | By Mark Smulian

Social landlords and local authorities across the Sheffield City Region have signed a compact which they hope could lead to a devolution deal on housing.

For use in Inside Housing, 13 November 2015

Leeds 'requires major housing boost' to avoid shortfall

22/11/2016 | By Pete Apps

The Leeds City Region needs a major boost in its housing supply if it is to continue its economic growth, with a 30,000 home shortfall anticipated by 2021.

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Burnham concerned over Greater Manchester green belt plans

31/10/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Greater Manchester mayoral hopeful Andy Burnham has hit out at the region’s plan to build on green belt land.

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Burnham: give Manchester its own welfare budget

27/09/2016 | By Pete Apps

Andy Burnham has called on the government to devolve welfare spending to Greater Manchester.

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Sir Howard Bernstein to retire next year

15/09/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Sir Howard Bernstein, the chief executive of Manchester City Council, has announced he will retire in spring next year.

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Merseyside associations collaborated on grant bids

14/09/2016 | By Chloë Stothart

Housing associations in Merseyside worked jointly on bids of up to £65m for the latest grant programme and remain hopeful of receiving cash for non-ownership products.

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Kier launches joint venture model

01/09/2016 | By Pete Apps

A major developer has launched a joint venture model in a bid to form partnerships with Northern housing associations and build 1,000 homes in three years.

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Sheffield City Region submits bid for own grant programme

01/09/2016 | By Pete Apps

The Sheffield City Region Combined Authority has submitted a bid for grant under a £4.7bn government scheme as part of a pitch to run its own housing programme.

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Pioneering landlord company lands £9m employment contract

25/08/2016 | By Pete Apps

An enterprising combined company set up by Greater Manchester’s housing associations has been awarded a £9.7m contract to help people back into employment.

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Burnham pledges to use £300m pot for sub-market rent

16/08/2016 | By Pete Apps

Andy Burnham has pledged to renegotiate the terms of Greater Manchester’s devolved £300m housing pot to invest cash in building affordable homes for rent.

North of England

Falling homeownership 'wake-up call'

04/08/2016 | By Pete Apps

Figures showing plummeting homeownership rates outside London should be a “wake-up call” for the government to devolve more housing powers to the regions.

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HAs plan to place staff in hospitals

03/06/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Social landlords want housing workers to be placed in every hospital in Greater Manchester under an expansion of a ground-breaking cross-sector initiative.

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'Lyons review for the north' publishes interim report

16/05/2016 | By Carl Brown

Too many areas of northern England are “no longer desirable places to live or work in”, according to a report by a commission looking into housing in the north.

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Former police chief to chair housing association

16/05/2016 | By Heather Spurr

A housing association has appointed Greater Manchester’s former police chief constable as chair of its board.

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Manchester seeks greater homelessness powers

26/04/2016 | By Heather Spurr

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority will seek greater freedoms over homelessness funding and allocations as part of the region’s next devolution agreement.

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Northern landlords concerned over £4.1bn shared ownership fund

22/04/2016 | By Heather Spurr

Housing associations in the north of England have warned that their bids for funding under the government’s flagship affordable housing programme will be constrained by limited demand for shared ownership.

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Greater Manchester calls for more funding flexibility

22/03/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Greater Manchester has called for more freedom over government funding for housing as part of ongoing devolution negotiations.

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Council unveils new Welsh Streets plan

29/01/2016 | By Carl Brown

Liverpool Council has unveiled a plan to refurbish homes on the iconic Welsh Streets.

For use in Inside Housing, 31 July 2015

Joint Manchester company secures first contract

25/01/2016 | By Pete Apps

Greater Manchester’s housing associations have won the right to deliver their first public services contract through a pioneering joint company.

For use in Inside Housing, 8 January 2016

Hundreds still homeless following flooding

06/01/2016 | By Lucy Alderson

Hundreds of social housing tenants are still living in temporary accommodation due to the floods which swept through parts of the UK over the Christmas period.

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Symphony appoints HCA figure as CEO

04/01/2016 | By Carl Brown

Symphony Housing Group has appointed Bronwen Rapley as its new chief executive.

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Viability concerns over Osborne's £2.3bn regen plan

04/01/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

Councils in the North of England and the Midlands have raised doubts over the “financial viability” of regenerating council estates using loans under a new £2.3bn estates regeneration programme.

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Tributes to 'legendary' social housing figure

15/12/2015 | By Johnny Crisp

Tributes have been paid to a “legendary” figure in social housing who has died.