Apprenticeships can help housing organisations meet the crucial challenge of bringing new talent into the sector, argues Alice Smith
Housing associations and other house builders will soon start paying a new national apprenticeship levy. Tim Clark finds out whether they’re ready for the change
Policies such as T-levels and new apprenticeship standards are a great opportunity for the sector, says Vanessa Howell of the Chartered Institute of Housing
Hyde Group’s Chris Irons explains why he is looking to recruit apprentices to his team
A housing association consortium has changed its new framework after struggling to receive tenders for smaller schemes. Nigel Wilson of JV North explains more
Housing associations are held in high esteem by their peers but refusal to address wider perceptions spells danger, says Stuart Ropke
A hardening of public attitudes towards migrants and refugees has prompted Arhag Housing Association to widen its range of services. Chief executive Cedric Boston explains more
The sector needs effective leadership to step up to the challenge of improving the housing market, says Ann Santry
There are a multitude of opportunities for housing associations to make a real difference in Scotland, says Mary Taylor
The gender disparity between men and women working in housing is still a major issue, says Geeta Nanda
International Women’s Day is a timely reminder of why the housing sector needs more women at the top, says Joanna Vaughan of Family Mosaic
A recent court case means social housing providers need to be more careful about how they go about recovering overpayments, says Theresa Mohammed of Trowers & Hamlins
As the sector continues to grow, it is important we retain the energy and drive of our founders, says David Montague
Dated perceptions of construction need to be changed to enable more women to work in the industry, says Dave Sheridan of Keepmoat
Housing associations are working on a new methodology for calculating individual pension deficits, which could prevent them having to stump up millions in actuary fees.
Clarion chair Sir Robin Young has announced his intention to stand down from the organisation at the start of April.
The Housing Ombudsman has announced she is leaving the role to take over at the helm of a small, specialist housing association in London.
We must strive to think more about the wider role that social housing plays in improving people’s lives, says David Orr
The deadline to enter Inside Housing’s Rising Stars competition has been extended.
Staff at Clarion Housing Group will be denied full sick pay for the first three days of any illness under new contracts at the giant housing group.
Apprenticeships and skills training can provide a vital leg-up for those most in need, says Martin Armstrong
Ruth Cooke explains how an innovative employee engagement programme is encouraging positive change throughout her organisation
Symphony has recruited directors with experience of working for private firms, including G4S and Capita. Chief executive Bronwen Rapley explains why.
A London housing association has appointed a former director of homelessness services as its interim chief executive.
Our annual competition to crown the sector’s Rising Star is now open for entries.
The full transcript of Chartered Institute of Housing president Julie Fadden’s speech in London tonight
Orbit Group has appointed an interim chief executive to replace the departing Paul Tennant.
Former Orbit chief executive Paul Tennant has been named as the interim chief executive of the Law Society.
The chief executive of Metropolitan has announced he is stepping down from the large London landlord in July.
One Housing’s long-standing chief executive, Mick Sweeney, is stepping down after 30 years at the helm, the association has announced.
Former Circle boss Mark Rogers will leave Clarion Housing Group at the end of this month, the newly-merged organisation announced this morning.
Housing associations and construction firms need to ensure they are attracting and recruiting younger employees to prevent an ageing workforce, says Matthew Harrison
Genesis Housing Association has appointed a former energy chief as its new chair.
The HeaRt of the matter Video
Talent retention, cost cutting, flexible working, Brexit? Joe Dart hears from six housing association HR experts about what challenges they’re tackling in 2017
The long-standing chief executive of one of England’s largest housing associations resigned last week.
Five housing leaders and several local authority figures – including the chief executive of Stonewall Housing Services and the chair of Accent Group – are among those recognised in this year’s New Year’s honours list.
NEW YEAR REFLECTIONS: Jules Birch looks back at the events of 2016 in the first of a series of end-of-year comment pieces
2016 was another busy year of housing news. Assistant editor Carl Brown counts down Inside Housing’s most read news stories of the year in reverse order.
The events of 2016 are a lesson to expect the unexpected, says Michelle Meldrum
Unions at the newly merged Clarion Group have launched a survey of members to gauge support for action.
Review of the year 2016 Video
In our last issue of 2016, Inside Housing looks back at the year’s social housing headlines
The National Housing Federation (NHF) is considering a reduction in staffing numbers, as it seeks to squeeze costs ahead of a cut to its annual fees.
The former chair of the Housing Corporation has been named chair of a new housing association, once its merger completes in the New Year.
There are simple things we can do to help grow people into the chief executives of tomorrow, argue Boris Worrall and Alison Inman
One of England’s largest housing associations is facing union action after warning supported housing staff could be dismissed and re-engaged on new terms as part of a major restructure.
The giant 128,000-home housing association due to be formed through the merger of Affinity Sutton and Circle Housing Group could be threatened with strike action after a row with trade unions.
Ian Hughes, chief executive of Rooftop Housing Group, explains how the social housing sector has evolved over the years and what new challenges it faces
This year marks the centenary celebrations of the Chartered Institute of Housing and is an opportune moment to reflect on the successes of its founder, Octavia Hill, and consider the role of women in the housing sector, argues Jo Richardson
A 6,000-home housing association has appointed another landlord’s strategy and communications boss as its new chief executive.
The National Housing Federation (NHF) has criticised the English social housing regulator’s proposal to charge fees.
Genesis has cut its number of estates services suppliers from 55 to just two in a bid to find savings.
Irwell Valley Housing Association has appointed Sasha Deepwell as its new chief executive.
The Chartered Institute of Housing has today warned associations not to miss out on recouping cash from a new apprenticeship tax that will be introduced next year.
A draft of an “alternative” merger code will be published for consultation later this week.
Matt Leach is to leave his role as chief executive of the Housing Associations’ Charitable Trust.
The classification decision isn’t a crisis for Scottish housing associations, says David Bookbinder
Housing has taken centre stage at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool this week. Pete Apps reports.
An IT analyst who attempted to defraud a housing association out of nearly £430,000 has been jailed for five years.
The housing association sector’s leaders have converged on Birmingham for the last few days for the annual National Housing Federation conference. There was no shortage of drama, thought-provoking discussion, talking points and juicy gossip. Inside Housing looks at the highlights.
Changing attitudes to work means employers have to adapt, says Gary Hay, partner at Capsticks
Nottingham Community Housing Association’s Sound as a Pound project manager on giving tenants financial control… and Dustin Hoffman
Network Homes’ regional manager for income, voids and lettings on how stand-up comedy’s loss is housing’s gain
Accord Group’s community development manager on partnership, punctures and (non) Premier League football
Aspire Housing’s housing support and well-being advisor tells Inside Housing about the ups and downs of the job
Alliance Homes’ support caseworker, Fern Smith, explains why Hollywood’s loss is housing’s gain