David Orr David Orr has announced his intention to retire as chief executive of the National Housing Federation at the end of September after more than 12 years in the role.
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£600m heating services procurement framework promises big energy savings for Scottish social landlords
A new specialist heating services procurement framework specifically designed to meet the needs of the Scottish social housing sector has been launched, offering participating social landlords the opportunity to achieve major improvements in energy efficiency and significant savings on their energy
Prime Minister Theresa May has renewed a commitment to introduce a cap on energy prices for customers on standard variable tariffs. During her eventful speech to the Tory Party Conference yesterday, Ms May once again pledged to limit the amount people pay for their energy through legislation althoug
A massive reduction in UK government grants to social landlords in England is responsible for the deep fall in the construction of social housing over the past seven years, according to the National Housing Federation. The Federation, which represents housing associations, social landlords to over 2
David Orr If there is to be any good coming from the tragedy of Grenfell Tower, it’s that politicians, policy makers and public alike agree that we need a clear affordable housing offer for everyone, writes David Orr.
With less than a week to go to submit bids, one hundred specialist heating contractors from across Scotland have already registered an interest in a new £600 million social housing procurement framework being run by Procurement for Housing Scotland (PfH Scotland). The framework is specifically desi
A move to introduce a Scottish-style ban on letting agent fees in England was included in the Queen’s Speech yesterday. The UK government proposal to remove the fees paid by tenants in the private rented sector will be published as a draft bill for further scrutiny.
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). The new fra
David Orr 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.
Sajid Javid 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.
Private landlords in England pocketed £9.3 billion in housing benefit last year, twice the amount of a decade ago, according to new figures. Analysis by the National Housing Federation revealed how much the taxpayer is forking out to private landlords in the form of Housing Benefit, with takings ba
Suzanne Fitzpatrick (Image courtesy of YouTube) 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.
Laurice Ponting Laurice Ponting has been appointed chief executive by HouseMark, taking up the post on 1 October.
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. I recall one very cold winter’s day some years ago, near to Christmas, when we decided to have an official opening of our new learni
Meg Hillier 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).