Housing and welfare policy need to be joined up

  The rent settlement is good news, but ministers need to ensure welfare caps don’t push up homelessness and prove to be a false economy, writes Paul Hackett (source: InsideHousing). Amid the various mishaps at the Conservative Party conference, there were two monumental announcements for housing associations and local authorities. First, the …

Affordable housing targets can be met

The extent of the housing crisis in London requires innovative thinking and new partnerships. That is why I welcome the deal struck between the Mayor and Catalyst Housing Association to deliver affordable homes for first-time buyers on the former Webbs Industrial Estate in Waltham Forest …

Paul Hackett named new Chair of g15

The g15 has appointed a new Chair and Vice Chair. Paul Hackett, CEO of Optivo, succeeds David Montague as Chair and Helen Evans, CEO of Network, takes over the Vice Chair role from Paul Hackett, with immediate effect …