UK & International news



England: Tenant Fees Bill provisions to come into effect in June

New legislation to bring an end to costly fees imposed by landlords or letting agents in England is to come into force this summer.

Published 17 January 2019

UK: Housing association blazes a trail with sector’s first BME pay gap report

L&Q has become the first UK housing association to publish a report into both its gender pay gap and the difference in pay between its black and minority ethnic (BME) and white members of staff.

Published 15 January 2019

UK: Council approves move to set up own housing company

Councillors at a North Yorkshire local authority have given plans to establish a new wholly owned commercial housing company the green light.

Published 9 January 2019

England: Three million homes required to solve housing crisis

Housing charity Shelter has said it will take an investment of £214 billion into the delivery of three million new homes to solve the social housing crisis in England.

Published 8 January 2019

E.ON launches pilot project to bring empty homes back into use

Energy supplier E.ON launched an innovative pilot project to help tackle the blight of long-term empty homes and the current housing shortage that persists across the UK.

Published 8 January 2019

England: New figures ‘reinforce need to suspend Right to Buy’

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has repeated its call for the UK Government to suspend its Right to Buy policy after new figures revealed less than a third of homes sold since 2012 have been replaced.

Published 20 December 2018