Government seeks to limit use of lifetime tenancies | News | Inside Housing

Budget article six from Inside Housing: The government will seek to limit the use of lifetime tenancies. Source: Government seeks to limit use of lifetime tenancies | News | Inside {...}

Watchdog warns of association reclassification threat | News | Inside Housing

Budget article five from Inside Housing: Government policies risk pushing housing associations’ £60bn of debt onto the public balance sheet, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has warned. Source: {...}

Government to freeze benefits for four years | News | Inside Housing

Budget article four from Inside Housing: The government is to freeze working age benefits for four years from next year, George Osborne announced today. Source: Government to freeze benefits for {...}

Rent reduction ‘will lead to 14,000 fewer homes built’ | News | Inside Housing

Budget article three from Inside Housing: The government’s policy of reducing social rents by 1% annually over the next four years will lead to 14,000 fewer homes being built. Source: {...}

‘Pay to stay’ measure slammed by landlords | News | Inside Housing

Budget article two from Inside Housing: George Osborne has been accused of seeking to ‘dismantle’ affordable housing after plans were confirmed to force higher earning social tenants to pay market {...}

Osborne rips up settlement and cuts rents by 1% a year | News | Inside Housing

Budget article one from Inside Housing: Rents on social homes will fall by 1% a year for the next four years, after George Osborne tore up the 10-year rent settlement {...}

The Tories’ message on social housing is that the state is for losers | Zoe Williams | Comment is free | The Guardian

An interesting piece from Zoe Williams looking at the impact of the day’s announcement that people on high incomes living in social housing will have to pay market rents. {...}

Budget 2015: George Osborne to axe subsidies for higher income earners in social housing – UK Politics – UK – The Independent

Early report from the Independent, ahead of the July 2015 budget, that subsidies for those earning above £30,000 p.a. and living in social housing will have to pay market {...}

Living Rents report by Savills and Joseph Rowntree Foundation

In the links below you will find the executive summary and full report on Living Rents undertaken by Savills for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the National Housing Federation. {...}

A paper on mutual home ownership as a way of delivering permanently affordable housing in the UK

The attached briefing paper sets out the basic contours of the Mutual Home Ownership Model as it has been developed at the Lilac co-operative cohousing project in Leeds – {...}