Opinion

Preparing to move to Universal Credit

As the pilot begins in Harrogate, it’s worth remembering that two million people are already living on Universal Credit. For many, it’s become part of their day-to-day lives.

Bridging the digital divide

11.3 million adults in the UK are digitally excluded, 37% of whom live in social housing. Everyone from landlords to councils and internet service providers has a role to play in making these...

A cameo appearance

The trouble with the Chartered Institute of Housing annual conference, aside from the crowds, is deciding which sessions to take in especially when, like me, you are only attending for...

Mobilisation and housing maintenance

With over 500,000 homes across the UK within its repairs and maintenance portfolio, Wates Living Space’s mobilisation strategy is fundamental to the success of its new contracts.

Fire safety post-Grenfell

The launch of a £200m government fund to remove unsafe cladding from private residential blocks is welcome news for tens of thousands of leaseholders….

Anniversary of the Addison Act

This year marks the 100th anniversary of arguably the most significant statute in the field of housing law passing through parliament.

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