The percentage of council tenants on Universal Credit in rent arrears has increased to a “critically high” 86% over the past year, sparking “extreme concern” among councils.
The government is yet to exempt certain people with a disability from the bedroom tax despite a Supreme Court ruling two months ago.
Gavin Barwell has committed to reviewing the relationship between the housing regulator and the ombudsman, in the aftermath of a flurry of problems at a new build development.
Treating housing as national infrastructure is essential to solving the housing crisis, says David Cowans
Housing associations in Northern Ireland have called on the government to honour its pledge to mitigate the effects of the bedroom tax, despite the political turmoil in the country.
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Isos Housing has found a way to continue building supported housing but could do more if it had certainty over funding, says its executive director Michael Farr
The planned introduction of a housing growth baseline for the New Homes Bonus has been slammed by councils that believe they could lose £75m.
The Scottish Government plans to use its new social security powers for the first time to make Universal Credit payments more regular, it has announced today.
The supported housing bidding figures look encouraging but now is the time for the sector to make its views on the LHA cap known, says Emma Maier
Islington Council has published its 2017/18 budget, which includes £40m for the building of new council housing in the borough.
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Providers will build supported housing despite the uncertainty surrounding the Local Housing Allowance cap because of overwhelming demand for the specialist accommodation.
Sector figures are expecting key changes to the Starter Homes policy as the publication of the long-awaited Housing White Paper draws closer.
The Housing White Paper will reveal how committed the government really is to solving the housing crisis, says Terrie Alafat
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A better understanding of planning obligation data could help councils persuade communities to accept new housing, says Rob Murfin
Regulations introducing Starter Homes are due to come into force in the summer, a timetable obtained by Inside Housing reveals.
The government has revealed the names of the 20 councils it is working with to look at how to implement fixed-term tenancies.
Two housing associations have secured a £114.8m bond at a record low rate under the government’s guaranteed finance scheme.
Plans for 400 new homes in Clapton, London, have been approved by councillors at Hackney Council.
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Overhauling the long-standing repairs issues affecting former Circle Housing stock could take until September, a leaked letter has revealed.
Training to spot signs of radicalisation is just the latest way in which housing officers’ role has expanded, says Mr Anonymous
The Welsh Government has announced £7.8m for its Homelessness Prevention Programme for 2017/18.
John Healey has called on the government to publish the measures it is taking to protect purchasers placing themselves in “significant financial risk” when buying through the extended Right to Buy.
The government has appointed a construction minister whose brief will include infrastructure issues.
Fifty-eight per cent of councillors have said they expect to allocate green belt land for new housing over the next five years, according to a survey.
High-end estate agent Foxtons told investors today that its 2016 revenues are set to drop by 46%, while admitting that sales volumes would decline further in 2017.
Construction of new housing developments increased by 1.2% in November compared with the previous month, underpinned by a 5.5% growth in housing association development, according to new figures released by the Office for National Statistics.
Derwent Living will see its treasury affairs fully taken over by Places for People, after it joined the group following a regulatory downgrade for its finances.
A quarter of eligible tenants expressed an interest in buying their homes under the Right to Buy extension pilot, but affordability acted as a major drag on actual sales.
Housing association tenants are taking on huge financial risk to buy homes through the extended Right to Buy, with high street banks offering mortgages of more than five times their income.
The Scottish Government wants to simplify the planning system to encourage greater input from citizens.