Government culpable for lack of action post-Lakanal fire, says MP

January 25, 2019

Inside Housing reports on an adjournment debate in Parliament on fire safety and cladding.

Housing Minister comments on tower blocks in fire safety debate

January 23, 2019

Kit Malthouse agreed in a parliamentary debate on fire safety that council tower blocks built in the 1960s and 1970s suffering from structural concerns should make way for low rise, high density developments. Responding to a question in the House of Commons regarding the demolition of two blocks which have structural concerns and whether they… View Article

Sadiq Khan launches £38m fund for community-led housing

January 16, 2019

The mayor of London has launched a £38m fund for community-led housing as part of his plan to address the capital’s housing crisis. The new London Community Housing Fund is expected to create 500 community-led homes by 2023 and will provide grants or loans for building, development and delivery. The funding will also help with… View Article

The challenges for housing association development in 2019

January 10, 2019

A thought provoking article by Jack Simpson in Inside Housing explores financial stress points, competition between councils and housing associations and development resources: