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tender prices

Scottish housing tender prices rising

Tender prices for social housing in Scotland have begun to rise since the beginning of 2017 following a year of minute change
Midlands Women in Social Housing

Midlands Women in Social Housing announces upcoming event

The Midlands Women in Social Housing (WISH) group has announced that its next event – the first since its official launch in September – will focus on boosting the number of women in leadership roles
local top up

Government abandons local top up for supported housing

Following the announcement last week that Government is dropping Local Housing Allowance rates from the funding mechanism for supported housing, the Committees have now received the full response from Government to their joint report
supported housing

Government outlines new strategy for supported housing

The government has acknowledged that a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach won’t work for the funding of supported housing
reintegrate extremists

New housing strategy to reintegrate extremists

According to reports The Home Office is looking at a new strategy to reintegrate extremists who – depending on assessment – could take priority on housing waiting lists
Local Housing Allowance

May confirms Local Housing Allowance cap ‘will not apply’ to supported...

PM Theresa May has announced that the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) cap will not apply to supported housing
State of housing

Report: State of housing across the EU is ‘critical’

Research has shown that the state of housing across the EU is ‘critical’, as growth recovery sees house prices rising faster than income in most member states
retrofit fire sprinkler systems

Do we need to retrofit fire sprinkler systems in social housing?

Following the Grenfell Tower disaster, there have been widespread calls to retrofit fire sprinkler systems in social housing. BAFSA supports this principle – but Chief Executive Keith MacGillivray cautions against a rush to install systems that do not meet British Standards
council house

May to announce council house expansion

Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to reveal plans for a ‘significant’ increase in the building of council houses as part of her closing speech in today’s Manchester conference
offsite timber construction

Unlocking the full potential of offsite timber construction

Offsite timber construction could meet much of the government’s target for new housing, says Alex Goodfellow, Chairman of the Structural Timber Association
regeneration revolution

Corbyn pledges regeneration revolution on social housing

During the Labour Party conference Jeremy Corbyn pitched a regeneration revolution, promising tenants a return ‘home’ to the same site on the same terms
social housing tenants

Social housing tenants ‘struggling’ in Scotland

According to a new report, social housing tenants in Scotland are struggling to pay the first month’s rent in advance as a result of welfare reforms, making it harder for them to find and retain a home
roofing products

Guarantees in roofing products

Mark Parsons, Technical Director at Russell Roof Tiles, explains how roofing products can help ease the oncoming storm
social housing Green Paper

Javid launches social housing Green Paper

Communities and Local Government Secretary, Sajid Javid, has announced at the NHF conference that the government will launch a social housing Green Paper
social rented homes

Government ‘neglects’ social rented homes

According to the National Housing Federation (NHF), the government must act urgently to address the lack of new housing and social rented homes
electrical safety checks

Electrical safety checks in the wake of Grenfell

Phil Buckle, Chief Executive of Electrical Safety First, explains how the Grenfell Tower tragedy is a wake-up call for electrical safety checks and building regulations
UK construction trade

Grenfell fire disaster drives UK construction trade

The UK construction trade appears optimistic about hiring plans, as repairs to housing following the Grenfell disaster, enhances demand for building work
residential revolution

Residential revolution needed for ageing population, says LGA

The number of specialist homes for older people will need to increase by 400,000 units in less than 20 years. We need a residential revolution say the LGA
building regulations for security

Complying with the building regulations for security

Secured by Design explains how it is working to make Building Regulations for security easier, quicker and less burdensome Secured by Design (SBD) works closely...
tackling the housing crisis

Tackling the housing crisis must remain a government priority

Town and Country Planning Association's Kate Henderson argues that the government must not let Brexit distract it from tackling the housing crisis Brexit negotiations will...
affordable housing

Affordable housing gains £7bn boost as the government unlocks funding

Housing providers will be able to apply for a share of £7bn funding to help expand affordable homes across the country
House building in Oxford

House building in Oxford improves significantly

House building in Oxford improved significantly over the past year, rising to 383 new homes completed from 332 in 2014/2015.
Tackling empty homes

Tackling empty homes should be a priority for government

New research from Empty Homes has found that over 83% of British adults believe the government should place a higher priority on tackling empty homes.
social housing providers and their buildings

Government housing policy must improve say social housing providers

‘The Changing Landscape for Social Housing’ report reveals the concerns of social housing providers about government housing policy
Funding needed for housing crisis

Allow councils to borrow to alleviate housing crisis

Allowing local authorities to borrow to build homes could both help tackle the housing crisis and mitigate any emerging economic uncertainty, the Federation of...
UK house building

UK house building requires change in mindset

A step change is needed in mindset and delivery on UK house building to meet government’s ambition to build one million new homes by 2020, says CBI report

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