UK & International news



Housing & Care 21 and Sanctuary Group withdraw from proposed merger

The proposed merger of Sanctuary Group and Housing & Care 21 is now off the table after cultural differences emerged between the two organisations.

Published 14 July 2016

UK news: Forces families ‘badly let down’ by standard of housing, MPs say

Armed Forces families have been “badly let down” for years after being provided with homes so bad they often don’t have heating and hot water, according to MPs.

Published 14 July 2016

Right to Buy to be abolished in Wales

The Right to Buy scheme has been outlined to be abolished under a bill due to be introduced later this year.

Published 30 June 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

UK news: New Homes and Communities Agency chairman appointed

Sir Edward Lister has been appointed the new chairman of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

Published 21 June 2016

Scottish landlords edge towards ‘remain’ though UK-wide vote is split

Landlords in Scotland intend to vote in favour of the UK remaining in the European Union (EU) in the upcoming referendum, according to a recent poll.

Published 16 June 2016

Tenant loses ‘landmark’ human rights case to stop home being possessed

A woman who suffers from psychiatric problems has lost a human rights battle at the Supreme Court to stop her home from being possessed.

Published 16 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: European Investment Bank confirms £280m for Northern Ireland social housing

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is to provide support for two major projects that will provide a total of £280 million for social housing in Northern Ireland.

Published 9 June 2016

Sanctuary Group and Housing & Care 21 set to merge

Housing and care providers Sanctuary Group and Housing & Care 21 have announced their intention to merge.

Published 8 June 2016

English council buys one-way train tickets to move on rough sleepers

A local authority in England has been criticised for its policy of buying one-way train tickets for homeless people to move them out the area.

Published 6 June 2016

Number of UK landlords rises to 1.75 million

The number of private sector landlords in the UK rose by 7 per cent in 2013-14 to reach 1.75 million, according to new data.

Published 31 May 2016

Blog: Justified criticism of Right to Buy extension

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was right in its criticism of the extended right to buy, says CIH policy adviser John Perry.

Published 17 May 2016

CIH welcomes Public Account Committee’s Right to Buy report

A report which raises a number of issues relating to plans to extend the Right to Buy to 1.3 million housing association tenants in England has been welcomed by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).

Published 3 May 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