National Housing Federation

Queen’s Speech: Plan to bring English letting fees in line with Scotland

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

Heating contractors invited to bid for £600m social housing procurement framework

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

Blog: Housing associations - the inspiration to create caring new communities

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

England: £7bn fund for affordable homes released

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

English private landlords double housing benefit takings to £9bn

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

Academic Suzanne Fitzpatrick nominated to National Housing Federation board

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 appointed new HouseMark Chief Executive

Laurice Ponting has been appointed chief executive by HouseMark, taking up the post on 1 October.

Published 28 June 2016

Blog: Why supported housing matters

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

UK news: Right to Buy extension plan ‘speculative and vague’

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

Ross Fraser to step down as HouseMark chief executive

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

UK government delays LHA cap for supported housing tenants by a year

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

England: Supported housing units cancelled or delayed due to LHA cap

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

England: Housing associations launch voluntary Right to Buy pilot

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

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