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West Lothian Council nominated for two housing awards

West Lothian Council has been shortlisted in two categories for the UK Housing Awards 2016.

Published 15 February 2016

MPs criticise 'extremely questionable' housing association Right to Buy funding model

The UK government’s extension of the Right to Buy (RTB) should be funded by central government rather than a levy on local councils, an influential committee of MPs said today.

Published 10 February 2016

Court of Appeal rules ‘bedroom tax’ discriminatory

Judges in the Court of Appeal have declared the so-called bedroom tax discriminatory following legal challenges made by the family of a seriously disabled teenager and by a domestic violence victim.

Published 27 January 2016

England: Survey unveils grave concerns over ‘pay to stay’ among housing professionals

The UK government’s ‘pay to stay’ policy will discourage people living in social housing from increasing their earnings or finding work, housing professionals fear.

Published 30 November 2015

England: Housing associations reclassified as public sector by ONS

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has classified housing associations in England as public non-financial corporations, leading to an estimated £60 billion increase in public sector net debt.

Published 2 November 2015

England: 7,000 council homes a year could be lost if right to buy funding gap isn’t closed

Almost 7,000 council homes a year could be lost when right to buy is extended to housing associations in England if no extra funding is provided, according to new analysis.

Published 15 October 2015

England: Plans to make social housing tenants who earn more pay higher rents

Higher earning tenants living in social housing in England will pay a higher level of rent to continue living there, under new proposals unveiled by the UK government.

Published 12 October 2015

Homes for Scotland calls on Holyrood to meet Scottish home owning aspirations

The home building industry in Scotland has urged the Scottish Government to follow Prime Minister David Cameron in acting boldly to help meet the home owning aspirations of the majority of Scots.

Published 8 October 2015

England: Five per cent jump in homelessness ‘extremely worrying’

The number of households accepted as homeless across England has increased by five per cent, according to official figures.

Published 24 September 2015

CIH sets up housing academy to combat potential skills shortage

Housing could face a skills shortage unless the industry redoubles its efforts to attract young talent according to the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

Published 24 September 2015

Blog: Syrian refugees - what can social landlords do to help?

Up to 20,000 refugees will be resettled in Britain from Syria. How can social landlords engage with this and other schemes to help people who are on their way or already here? CIH policy adviser John Perry shares his assessment.

Published 24 September 2015

England: Only one in ten council homes sold off under Right to Buy being replaced

The UK government’s pledge that a new home would be built to replace every one sold under its Right to Buy policy has fallen dramatically short, new figures have revealed.

Published 18 September 2015

Scotland’s housing sector to celebrate excellence

The vital work that housing professionals and organisations carry out is to be celebrated at an annual awards ceremony in Edinburgh.

Published 18 September 2015

Landlords expected to evict illegal immigrants

Landlords across the UK will be expected to evict tenants who lose the right to live in the UK under new measures to clamp down on illegal immigration.

Published 4 August 2015