Opinion

All hype and no substance?

With much hype this week, the Government unveiled its long awaited housing strategy pledging to unlock the housing market and ‘get Britain building again’.

Laying the foundations: a housing strategy...

Right to Buy – the devil is in the detail

At the recent Conservative Party conference David Cameron announced plans to revive the right to buy policy.

This policy, introduced by Margaret Thatcher and her Government in 1980, never went...

Good neighbours

I’ve written previously about the Government’s Big Society and the bid to get more people involved in their communities.

At Railway Housing Association we recently staged our first-ever Good Neighbour...

Eviction is the very last resort

Whilst it was upsetting to witness the recent civil unrest in London and other major cities in the UK, I was very disappointed to see the Prime Minister David Cameron...

Hacked off

The News of the World phone tapping scandal has made great headlines over the past few weeks, but it certainly ‘hacked’ me off that it took so long for people...

The Big Society – Take That!

I was recently among the 54,000 crowd that saw Take That perform at the Sunderland Stadium of Light.

The concert itself was fantastic – a real spectacular from start to...

A vision for social housing

I read with interest 24dash.com’s current feature on reform and revolution – the top ten events that shaped social housing.

The first event on this list was the 1949 Housing...

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