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  • Press Release: The ABC of Housing Growth and Infrastructure

    Published: 06 February 2014 | Author: Laura Waind

    A National Investment Bank should be set up to channel low cost, long term loans if we are to double house building output- and this should be through extending existing urban areas, rather than New Towns or Garden Cities - argues a new report from The Housing Forum. More...

  • WILL UNIVERSAL CREDIT IMPACT MAINTENANCE? –Shelagh Grant makes comment in Housing Association Building & Maintenance (HABM) magazine- January 2014

    Published: 29 January 2014 | Author: Laura Waind

    This topic was discussed in more depth during a ‘Leading in Specification’ panel discussion in October 2013, an event organsied by AkzoNobel, which brought together experts from the social housing sector to debate important issues affecting the industry. Chaired by Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive of More...

  • Housing Standards Review: Update on 27th January

    Published: 27 January 2014 | Author: Laura Waind

    The following two Press Releases have been released today by way of an update concerning the Red Tape Challenge. The Prime Minister has announced the strategic outcome of the Red Tape Challenge, as set out in this press notice: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/supporting-business-david-cameron-announces-new-plans Some more follow-up information about the Housing Standard Review aspects are provided in this link: More...

  • New affordable homes plan to get Britain building

    Published: 27 January 2014 | Author: Laura Waind

    A programme to build up to 165,000 new affordable homes over 3 years is an essential part of the government's long-term economic plan, Housing Minister Kris Hopkins announced today. The bidding criteria for the 2015-18 affordable homes programme was launched today and further information is available from the links below: https://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk/ourwork/affordable-homes-programme... https://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk/sites/default/files/our-work/ahp_2.... More...

  • The ABC of Housing Growth and Infrastructure - 16th Jan. London

    Report released: The ABC of Housing Growth and Infrastructure

    Published: 20 January 2014 | Author: Laura Waind

    The ABC of Housing Growth and Infrastructure report was launched on the 16th January at a special seminar held at the Housing Forum offices in the City. The Seminar was fully subscribed with an impressive delegate list and featured presentations from Barry Munday - Barry Munday Architecture, Dr Nicholas Falk- Founder Director - URBED; John Anderson- Regional Chairman- Berkeley Homes; Chris Tinker- Regeneration Chairman - Crest Nicholson and Peter Studdert- Director- Peter Studdert Planning. The Report is now available to download- please see below. More...

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