The chief executive of the National Housing Federation (NHF) has hit out at a government proposal to hand supported housing funding to councils because he fears it will create geographical inequalities.
Councils could reassess plans to build affordable rented homes through housing companies after the government said the Right to Buy should apply to these homes.
The Communities and Local Government Committee has launched an inquiry into housing for older people.
Labour peers will back the Homelessness Reduction Bill when it reaches the House of Lords, but will call for additional funding for councils.
A group of 25 house builders and land promoters have launched a judicial review against a rule change allowing councils with Neighbourhood Plans to block development.
The housing minister hopes to end local political resistance to housing developments through better design quality and the provision of upfront infrastructure.
The government expects the new duties in the Homelessness Reduction Bill to lead to a 30% decrease in homelessness acceptances by its third year, a document seen by Inside Housing has revealed.
The government is yet to exempt certain people with a disability from the bedroom tax despite a Supreme Court ruling two months ago.
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has appointed a new chief executive with a background in housing delivery within local government.
The Scottish Government will develop a rental income guarantee scheme to kick-start delivery of private rented sector homes “at scale”, it has revealed in its draft budget for 2017/18.
The London Plan will not be published until 2019, the deputy mayor of housing for the Greater London Authority has revealed.
The government has set up a working group of 20 councils to look at how to implement fixed-term tenancies, a key plank of the Housing and Planning Act.
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 Scottish Government has launched a consultation into making housing associations in Scotland subject to Freedom of Information requests.
The government’s much-anticipated Housing White Paper will not be published until January, the communities secretary revealed yesterday.
The government’s £4.7bn Affordable Homes Programme could equally fund affordable housing, Rent to Buy and homeownership products, the chair of the Homes and Communities Agency revealed today.
The national roll-out of Right to Buy for housing association tenants will not take place until after April 2018 at the earliest, with the sell-off of high-value council homes also delayed.
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The Department for Communities and Local Government has been “complacent” over the risk councils face through their increasing commercial activity to bring in income, a report by the Public Accounts Committee has warned.
Meetings of the government’s Pay to Stay working group have been cancelled as several key measures in the Housing and Planning Act look set to be delayed.
It is time for the government to deliver on a cross-departmental strategy, says Terrie Alafat
The green belt should be considered for new housing, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has said.
The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of two bedroom tax appeals from families who argued they had suffered unlawful discrimination due to their disability.
Housing minister Gavin Barwell has admitted councils need “plenty of time” to prepare for the higher value asset levy, raisings doubt over whether it will be introduced from April next year as expected.
The government has refused to make any of the major policy amendments recommended by a damning report into its housing policy by a House of Lords select committee earlier this year.
The Autumn Statement may help social housing providers have their time in the sun, says Steve Douglas
Some councils are not sharing information about tenants with housing associations ahead of the introduction of a lower benefit cap, the National Housing Federation has said.
The Local Government Association has called on the government to commit to urgent talks about how councils can “rapidly” build homes.
County councils could be drafted in to help create a Local Plan where a local district council has failed to do so, under government amendments to the Neighbourhood Planning Bill.
MPs are being urged to attend a crucial debate on a bill to reduce homelessness, to prevent the legislation falling short of a vote.
The shadow housing secretary has accused Gavin Barwell of pausing Bradford Council’s Local Plan as a “political ‘mate’s favour’”.
The government’s focus over the past year on homeownership is “destructive” for the long-term supply of housing, the chair of a Labour-commissioned review has said.
John Healey has returned as shadow secretary of state for housing after resigning following the EU referendum.
Scotland is now considering if social landlords should be covered by freedom of information laws, says Daradjeet Jagpal
The Conservative Party gathered in Birmingham this week for its first conference since Theresa May took over as prime minister. Heather Spurr was on the hunt for clues as to the government’s future housing policies.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) will consider exempting council tenants from Pay to Stay in areas where social rents and market rents are similar.
The government is considering changing its Starter Homes policy to include rent to buy homes similar to the London Living Rent product recently announced by the Greater London Authority.
Jeremy Corbyn wants Labour’s 500,000 ‘social’ homes target to be delivered entirely by local authorities.
Generational inequality rather than a lack of supply has been the primary driver of declining homeownership over the last 10 years, according to a review commissioned by the Labour Party.