Social Housing


What are the challenges facing councils and social housing associations when trying to manage their housing portfolio’s?
Social Housing November 29th, 2019

What are the challenges facing councils and social housing associations when trying to manage their housing portfolio’s?

Social Housing is one of the largest operations in the UK, aiming to provide affordable housing for those unable to match the ever-increasing rent demands…

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What are the benefits of social housing
Social Housing, Industry Insight September 6th, 2019

What are the benefits of social housing

As the national housing situation continues to worsen through a mixture of lack of supply and unnecessary regulatory burdens, the case for investment in social housing…

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What is Universal Credit and How Does it Work?
Social Housing, Industry Insight August 16th, 2019

What is Universal Credit and How Does it Work?

Universal Credit (UC) was announced by the department for Work and Pensions in 2010 and began a slow rollout in 2013. The governments intentions were…

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Social housing green paper: empowering social tenants
Social Housing August 14th, 2018

Social housing green paper: empowering social tenants

Arthur Online investigates the key points of the Social Housing green paper, published on the 14th August 2018. In September last year, then-communities secretary Sajid…

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7 take-outs that define the future developments of social housing
Social Housing June 28th, 2018

7 take-outs that define the future developments of social housing

Arthur Online takes a look at ‘The Savills Housing Sector Survey 2018’’ and summarises the key points from the survey that will define the future…

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Ensuring Social Housing Investment Remains Viable
Social Housing May 29th, 2018

Ensuring Social Housing Investment Remains Viable

Arthur Online takes a look at how taking on social housing is still a viable investment for property managers. A recent pole of Conservative council…

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Are Property Guardians Good or Bad?
Social Housing February 20th, 2018

Are Property Guardians Good or Bad?

Arthur investigates the growing trend of property guardians that is sweeping the nation. Cheap rent. Offer that to a tenant and most would leap at…

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‘Fire Sale’ of Council Houses is unsustainable
Social Housing February 2nd, 2018

‘Fire Sale’ of Council Houses is unsustainable

Arthur investigates claims by the Local Government Association (LGA), that the current sell-off of council houses is unsustainable. Over the years since David Cameron increased the…

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Rogue Social Landlords are costing the Taxpayer Millions
Social Housing January 19th, 2018

Rogue Social Landlords are costing the Taxpayer Millions

Arthur investigates the new trend of social housing landlords choosing to ‘lockdown’ properties and bill the taxpayer. Across twelve different London boroughs, social housing landlords…

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What will Hammond’s Autumn Budget mean for Social housing?
Social Housing November 20th, 2017

What will Hammond’s Autumn Budget mean for Social housing?

Arthur Online takes a look at what the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget could contain for social housing. In March, Philip Hammond announced he had ‘headroom’ of £26…

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Universal Credit: How will this affect you?
Social Housing October 30th, 2017

Universal Credit: How will this affect you?

Arthur takes a look at what the slow roll-out of Universal Credit will mean for both social landlords and tenants. The roll-out of the new…

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Are Theresa May’s promises enough to help Social Housing?
Social Housing October 8th, 2017

Are Theresa May’s promises enough to help Social Housing?

Arthur takes a look at the promises Theresa May made in her speech and whether they will actually make a difference to the growing problem….

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Jeremy Corbyn calls for Britain to introduce rent control
Social Housing September 29th, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn calls for Britain to introduce rent control

Arthur takes a look at the Labour conference in Brighton, where Jeremy Corbyn called for the United Kingdom to introduce rent controls much like cities…

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National Housing Federation chief calls for social housing changes
Social Housing September 22nd, 2017

National Housing Federation chief calls for social housing changes

Arthur investigates how the government is choosing to spend tax payers money when it comes to social housing. The National Housing Federation’s chief executive David…

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Sadiq Khan calls for a social housing commissioner
Social Housing September 1st, 2017

Sadiq Khan calls for a social housing commissioner

Following the Grenfell disaster, the Mayor of London has called for an independent social housing commissioner to be instated. Many of us can feel like…

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