Planning issues inevitably soak up a lot of legal expertise for developers and social landlords looking to deliver badly needed new homes, and it’s a realm that keeps changing as the Government introduces new policies and legislation to set the development scene
Employers are legally bound to provide a safe working environment for employees, no matter where they work. For lone workers operating beyond the security of the office, this is harder to achieve – but not impossible. Danielle Regan reports
There’s a worry that Britain faces another house price bubble, but this time it’s not just sale prices that are over-heating – rents are blasting through the roof too. Can these bubbles be safely deflated before they blow up in our faces?
The times they are a’changing. That’s as true for the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) as it is for the social housing sector, but the organisation’s new President is no stranger to navigating such choppy waters, as he tells Mark Cantrell
The ALMO movement celebrated its 10th birthday last year but with the Decent Homes programme drawing to a close and increased financial pressure on local authorities has the model reached the end of the road?
Construction has come a long way from the days when female workers were a novelty, yet women still represent just 10 per cent of one of the UK’s most important sectors. So why is it still such a man’s world? Michelle Gordon reports
Sharing services sounds like a cosy collaboration, but don’t be fooled. Whatever the arguments for or against, it’s far more hard-nosed than that. Mark Cantrell reports
Technology is a funny old thing, in many ways it has revolutionised our lives, but in some instances has made once-simple tasks so much harder. So does our quest for advancement mean that we are losing the human touch? By Michelle Gordon
From computer games set in outer space, to movies and performing arts, crowdfunding has set the creative industries on fire, but can it come down to Earth and work the same magic for community ventures? By Mark Cantrell
Depaul UK’s new chief executive Martin Houghton-Brown tells Michelle Gordon how running away as a child shaped his future work with homeless people
Gang life can offer a valuable sense of belonging, even excitement, for some girls and young women, but it subjects them to a severe risk of sexual abuse and exploitation; who better to open their eyes to the false sense of security than those who have already experienced its bitter truth? By Mark Cantrell
A report by the Future Homes Commission recently called for councils to unlock their pension funds to help pay for the delivery of new homes. So could this be the key to solving the housing crisis or could they find themselves locked out in the cold?
By Michelle Gordon
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