National Housing Federation
A move to introduce a Scottish-style ban on letting agent fees in England was included in the Queen’s Speech yesterday.
Published 22 June 2017
Specialist heating contractors from across Scotland are being invited to submit bids to take part in a new £600 million procurement framework specifically designed to help registered social landlords meet their obligations under the Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing (EESSH).
Published 13 June 2017
When an institution that is the fabric of a community disappears, it is housing associations who can step in and provide the vision, stability and security that all communities need, writes David Orr, chief executive of the National Housing Federation.
Published 30 January 2017
A £7 billion programme to deliver more than 200,000 new affordable homes in England has been unlocked by communities secretary Sajid Javid in a dramatic expansion of the UK government’s affordable housing programme.
Published 6 January 2017
Private landlords in England pocketed £9.3 billion in housing benefit last year, twice the amount of a decade ago, according to new figures.
Published 23 August 2016
The National Housing Federation has today nominated professor of housing and social policy at Heriot-Watt University, Suzanne Fitzpatrick, as one of two new members to its board as its seeks to replace two existing members who are stepping down.
Published 11 July 2016
Laurice Ponting has been appointed chief executive by HouseMark, taking up the post on 1 October.
Published 28 June 2016
North Star Housing Group’s Angela Lockwood remembers a meeting between an MP and supported housing service user that crystallises the importance of these services.
Published 16 June 2016
The UK government’s plan to extend Right to Buy discounts to 1.3 million housing association tenants in England has been described as “entirely speculative” by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
Published 29 April 2016
HouseMark chief executive Ross Fraser has announced his plan to step down from his role in January 2017 at the age of 60.
Published 29 March 2016
Tenants of supported accommodation will not be subject to the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) cap on housing benefit until April 2017 after the UK government introduced a year-long exception.
Published 2 March 2016
Housing associations in England have delayed or cancelled plans to build new sheltered accommodation units due to proposed cuts to housing benefit.
Published 16 February 2016
Five housing associations in England have opened applications to allow tenants to own their own home under the UK government’s new Voluntary Right to Buy scheme.
Published 26 January 2016
Delivery of homes for social rent is top priority, Minister tells Harper Macleod National Housing Conference
Published 13 November 2015
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