UK & International news
A groundbreaking study into destitution in the UK has revealed that 1.25 million people, including over 300,000 children, are so poor they cannot afford to eat properly, keep clean or stay warm and dry.
Published 28 April 2016
MPs have approved measures that will give greater protection to responsible landlords wanting to evict illegal immigrants.
Published 27 April 2016
Dr. Tom Manion, chief executive Irwell Valley Housing Association, has died suddenly over the Easter weekend.
Published 30 March 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
Isle of Anglesey County Council has approved plans to suspend the Right to Buy scheme for five years in order to protect affordable rented housing.
Published 16 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
A judgement in a court case involving Ryanair may significantly reduce the UK government’s ability to enforce its ‘Right to Rent’ policy, according to the Residential Landlords Association (RLA).
Published 18 February 2016
The social housing sector in England delivered a solid year of balance sheet growth, underpinned by a strong financial operating performance according to the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
Published 17 February 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
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
By Sarah Macfadyen, policy manager at Crisis
Published 2 February 2016
Over ninety per cent of landlords have received no information from the UK government on their new legal duty to check the immigration status of their tenants.
Published 1 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
Experts have called on the UK government to review its ‘bedroom tax’ policy after a new study revealed the reform is having a serious impact on children’s ability to learn.
Published 9 December 2015
A project to revamp derelict homes in Liverpool has won Britain's leading contemporary art award, the Turner Prize.
Published 9 December 2015