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"Many local authorities reported that they were engaging in housing delivery because there was no interest from housing associations in their areas and that housing associations were unwilling to take on affordable properties made available through s106 agreements, and were also being more selective about their tenants."

Professor Janice Morphet and Dr Ben Clifford, University College LondonLocal authority direct provision of housing, 4th December 2017



"Over the next five years we will commit a total of at least 44 billion of capital funding, loans and guarantees to support our housing market. To boost the supply of skills, resources, and building land. And to create the financial incentives necessary to deliver 300,000 net additional homes a year on average by the mid-2020s. "

Philip Hammond, Budget Speech, 22nd November 2017



"It is vital that we continue to support the most vulnerable in our society, and have a sustainable supported housing sector which is fit for the future, providing value for money for those that pay for it and, most importantly, positive outcomes for those who call it home."

Marcus Jones and Caroline Dinenage, Ministerial Foreword to the Policy Statement and Consultation on Funding Supported Housing, 31st October 2017


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Dominic Raab is the new housing minister


Alok Sharma moved on after only seven months

On 9th January 2018, it was announced that the housing minister Alok Sharma would become the Minister for Employment in the DWP, to be replaced by Dominic Raab, who moves from a junior role in the Ministry of Justice. Some disappointment was expressed in the sector about Mr Sharma's departure, particularly in the light of the time he had spent engaging with social housing tenants following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. More positively, Sajid Javid remains in his post at the head of the department now renamed as the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.


For more information, see the latest edition of the HRS Review.


2017 Members Conference

Our twelfth Members' Conference took place on 2nd March 2017 at the Institute of Directors in London. Slides and summaries of the presentations from the Conference are available in the members' area.




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