Wigan Council is expected to take back control of housing stock from its arm’s-length management organisation (ALMO), after a report concluded the move would save £5.5m.
A housing association ‘de-merged’ from one of the north’s largest housing groups over concerns its large surplus would not be invested in the local community.
New Charter Group has entered talks with Adactus Housing Group which would lead to the creation of a 33,000-home landlord.
Manchester City Council has set out its own definition of affordable housing which is based on an average household’s income.
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.
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.
Greater Manchester mayoral hopeful Andy Burnham has hit out at the region’s plan to build on green belt land.
Andy Burnham has called on the government to devolve welfare spending to Greater Manchester.
Sir Howard Bernstein, the chief executive of Manchester City Council, has announced he will retire in spring next year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Figures showing plummeting homeownership rates outside London should be a “wake-up call” for the government to devolve more housing powers to the regions.
Social landlords want housing workers to be placed in every hospital in Greater Manchester under an expansion of a ground-breaking cross-sector initiative.
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.
A housing association has appointed Greater Manchester’s former police chief constable as chair of its board.
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority will seek greater freedoms over homelessness funding and allocations as part of the region’s next devolution agreement.
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.
Greater Manchester has called for more freedom over government funding for housing as part of ongoing devolution negotiations.