Rent cap proposals – how will they impact your authority?
We know we are living in extraordinary times, with the relatively calm economic environment experienced after the great financial crash […]
Take these five steps to prepare for proactive consumer regulation
Changes to the consumer regulation of social housing will strengthen the accountability of landlords for providing safe homes, quality services […]
What next for local housing companies?
It is now over 15 years since the phrase Local Housing Companies (LHCs) appeared in the Housing Green Paper ‘Homes […]
The impact of build costs and planning reform on social housing supply in England
Newcastle, Northumberland, Birmingham and Nottingham among councils at risk of seeing no social and affordable housing delivered through the planning […]
Q3 2021 SECTOR STOCKTAKE SUMMARY: Economic update for affordable housing
Introduction and Overview This blog provides a summary of recent updates and announcements within the affordable housing sector. Notably issues […]
Clear Focus on Local Authorities
Teresa May’s Government confirmed again at the Conservative Party Conference that there will be a clear policy focus on local […]
Chris Wood appointed to new Grenfell Recovery Taskforce
New taskforce to support recovery from Grenfell fire disaster Communities Secretary Sajid Javid today (26 July 2017) announced details of […]
CoCo, DevCo, WOC, WOS, HDV, LHC, whatever you call them council-owned housing companies are on the rise!
There has been rapid growth in the number of local authorities setting up housing companies. Generally called local housing companies […]
Devolution – Affordable Housing programmes. London first, more to follow.
In November 2016, the Mayor of London released Homes for Londoners: Affordable Homes Programme 2016-21 funding guidance. It outlines how […]
New Year, New Village
Early in the New Year we saw the Government’s announcement of the location of 14 new ‘Garden Villages’. These will […]