UK & International news



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

Single Universal Credit payments ‘a backward step’ in tackling domestic abuse, say MPs

An influential group of MPs has urged the UK Government to scrap new Universal Credit rules which they claim make it harder for victims of domestic violence to leave abusive relationships.

Published 23 October 2018

England: Large housing association to offer lifetime tenancies

London’s largest housing association L&Q is set to end the use of Fixed Term Tenancies (FTTs) and instead offer open-ended assured tenancies as its preferred tenure type in a move set to provide greater security to its residents.

Published 21 September 2018

Housing sector ‘has vital role to play’ in tackling domestic abuse

Housing providers have a vital role to play in helping victims of domestic abuse and holding perpetrators to account, new research by national domestic abuse charity SafeLives and housing association Gentoo has found.

Published 17 April 2018