Schemes & Initiatives
Professor Paddy Gray describes the state of play in Northern Ireland ahead of next Thursday’s Stormont election
L&Q has been selected by Argent Related and Barnet Council to deliver 132 homes at the 6,700-home Brent Cross South scheme in north west London.
Completions of new build homes fell by 1% in 2016, according to the government’s official measure of new build activity.
An influential committee of MPs was told the government should intervene directly in housing to fix the “failure” of the land and house building market.
Bristol City Council has been forced to cut its target to build 1,000 homes as it seeks to make savings in its Housing Revenue Account.
While mega-mergers have stumbled, there is growing consolidation among medium-sized associations. Pete Apps investigates
As Isos Housing Group prepares for its ‘medium-merger’, chief executive Paul Fiddaman explains why such deals have a role to play.
New homes being delivered by housing associations grew in the third quarter of 2016 compared with the previous two quarters, according to the National Housing Federation (NHF).
Jules Birch blogs about a big test for Gavin Barwell and the White Paper
Four new members have been appointed to the board of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), including Boris Johnson’s former housing tsar.
House builder Galliford Try has reported a 23% profit boost in its half-year results through to the end of December.
A joint venture once billed as “potentially transformative” for the housing sector has been disbanded without a single home being built.
The government is taking tentative steps to address supply, but it is still not doing enough to prevent the poorest from losing out, says Peter Walters of First Wessex
The government has sold enough land for less than 14,000 homes, leaving it well off the pace required to meet its target to dispose of land for 160,000 homes in this parliament.
Ahead of her move to head up Manchester Council, Joanne Roney explains how Wakefield Council has unlocked development capacity in recent years
True rent freedom – as opposed to a rent increase deal – would boost supply and potentially deliver greater fairness for tenants, says James Prestwich of the National Housing Federation
The National Housing Federation (NHF) has warned of “significant risks” to a deal-based approach for future rent settlements.
The UK’s statistics watchdog will open talks with government officials to improve the clarity of numbers used to track its much-vaunted ‘million homes’ target.
L&Q ramped up its delivery of market sale and rent units during the nine months to 31 December 2016, as its social housing activity dropped.
As the HCA reveals a surge in commercial activity, Susan Hickey explains why Peabody is building more homes for market sale
How are recent changes to procurement regulations helping landlords build more homes? John Skivington at LHC explains
The White Paper called on the sector to link up to tackle the housing crisis. But what do the participants make of it? Inside Housing’s news team joins up the pieces
After the shock of the 2015 rent cut, ministers need to be convincing on the new settlement if associations are going to deliver, says Martin Hilditch
The rent-setting negotiation with government is an opportunity for the sector to get around the table, says Placeshapers’ Sinéad Butters
Haringey councillors last night voted in favour of the selection of Lendlease as the preferred bidder for the local authority’s £2bn development vehicle.
Eight councils in Scotland have joined forces to attempt to see 110,000 homes built in and around Glasgow by 2035.
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.
Hammersmith & Fulham was one of only a few UK local authority areas to report a decrease in house prices during December, amid a rise in house prices nationwide.
Central Bedfordshire Council was criticised for pausing its Local Plan to wait for the White Paper – its director of regeneration and business Jason Longhurst suggests the wait was worthwhile
Sovereign, the UK’s sixth-largest housing association, has signed a £150m funding deal with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support its plans to build 4,500 new homes over the next three years.
Four Essex councils have set up a company to oversee the development of three new ‘garden communities’ in the county, with the potential to provide up to 40,000 homes.
Giant housing association Clarion has offered to buy back 58 sold properties on a troubled regeneration project in east London.
Partnership working between councils, housing associations and the private sector can bring out the best elements of all three, says Kate Davies
Paradigm chief and former Department for Communities and Local Government civil servant Matthew Bailes gives his view on the White Paper
Is Jeremy Corbyn’s difficulty with the phrase “housing association” semantics or politics? asks Pete Apps
OPINION: While there is a noticeable shift in improving standards in the private rental market, housing options for people at all stages of their life should have been a focus of the Housing White Paper, says David Cowans
The White Paper ducked the issue of the green belt, but measures to boost brownfield land development can help tackle rural housing need, says Boris Worrall
The Welsh Government will invest £20m in innovative new homebuilding over the next two years, it announced today.
The White Paper places an onus on councils to ensure more homes are delivered, but are they really up to the challenge? asks Susan Emmett
L&Q’s acquisition of Gallagher Estates is a milestone in the housing association sector’s march into the land market. Nick Johnstone looks at the risk and reward