UK & International news
Insight, data analytics and business development services provider HouseMark welcomed its new chief executive Laurice Ponting yesterday.
Published 4 October 2016
There is no doubt that the introduction of document checks has increased the incentive for landlords to discriminate. So what can be done? CIH policy adviser John Perry explains.
Published 28 September 2016
Citizens Advice is calling for the rest of the UK to follow Scotland’s lead and ban letting agents from charging fees to tenants.
Published 20 September 2016
A charity that runs a watersports centre for children has lost a £135,000 VAT case to HM Revenue & Customs in a decision that could have significant implications for the rest of the charity sector.
Published 9 September 2016
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
Affordable housing provider Home Group has devised a way to help its customers overcome one of the biggest barriers to owning a place of their own – saving for a deposit while paying rent.
Published 23 August 2016
Research by a group of London housing association’s has found that the ‘bedroom tax’ has failed in its objective to free up larger social homes in the city.
Published 18 August 2016
The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for England to follow Scotland’s lead and scrap Right to Buy (RTB) after new figures revealed a sharp drop in the number of new homes councils were able to get underway to replace those sold off under the policy.
Published 12 August 2016
EU citizens living in the private rented sector (PRS) are worried that Brexit will make it harder for them to rent a home in the UK, according to a new survey.
Published 11 August 2016
Published 9 August 2016
Published 8 August 2016
The Riverside Group has announced that 64 jobs are at risk of redundancy as it needs to make efficiency savings due to government cuts.
Published 4 August 2016
An investment management group has raised £115 million of equity from a number of UK pension funds to invest in the UK Private Rented Sector (PRS).
Published 3 August 2016
The full roll-out of Universal Credit has been delayed until at least March 2022 after the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced a revised timetable for the scheme.
Published 22 July 2016
The design and implementation of the Green Deal and the complementary Energy Company Obligation (ECO) put public money at risk and must not be repeated, MPs said today.
Published 20 July 2016