Social housing

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Struggling to get on the property ladder? Qualifying for social housing may soon be your best bet

25 September 2015 17:47

That the Conservatives came up with the idea of extending the right-to-buy to housing association tenants was a symptom of…

There is not enough housing and insufficient properties are being built. Social landlords have had to adapt.

Housing associations have had to change in order to fulfil their social responsibilities

22 November 2013 14:30

Regardless of your views on social housing, you’d have to admit there are far more obvious, and natural, targets for…

Involvement in schemes like Build to Rent have damaged the reputations of social landlords. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Social landlords have prostituted themselves over ‘Build to Rent’

21 November 2013 11:03

Last weekend a group of young professionals, forced by a spiralling housing market to rent rooms in shared houses at…


Removing housing benefit for under-25s will help glue families together

10 October 2013 12:23

People who support removing housing benefit for young people always focus on two arguments: finance and fairness. The former concerns…

Social housing has lost all sense of society and relationships.

Social housing needs to be more social

12 August 2013 12:53

With the recent anniversary of the Beveridge report, TV channels have been packed with an array of documentaries on our welfare system.…

Cameron and Clegg and the rest of the Quad discussed options for the mid-term review

What will the coalition do next?

11 November 2012 17:53

We are now closer to the 2015 election than the 2010 one. We also expected by now to have the…

Policy Exchange proposes selling off high value council homes. Photo: Getty.

Is selling off expensive council homes such a bright idea?

20 August 2012 8:53

Here’s a policy that looks like it could be a vote winner while helping to solve Britain’s housing crisis: selling…

Should evictions from social housing be broadened?

11 August 2011 14:13

I understand that the government’s view is that social housing tenants whose children live with them and are convicted of…

Housing benefit reform is a Good Thing

30 October 2010 10:46

Dressed with his effortless prose, Matthew Parris has a point (£) that proves why he is the leading commentator of…

The Big Society in action

28 October 2010 10:45

The Big Society, in so far as it can be defined at all, envisages an empowered people taking responsibility for…

The new fairness battleground

27 October 2010 13:42

The f word, fairness, got another outing today at PMQs as David Cameron attempted to defend the coalition’s proposed housing…

Miliband’s stage directions

27 October 2010 10:21

Labour have sprung a leak, and it’s furnishing the Times with some high-grade copy. Yesterday, the paper got their hands…