G15 statement on the Social Housing Green Paper

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government published its much-anticipated Social Housing Green Paper on Tuesday 14 August 2018. It sets out the government’s proposals for the future of social housing in England and will be the subject of consultation until 6 November 2018. Commenting on the Green Paper, Paul Hackett, chair of the G15 …

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 …

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 …

The g15 makes a new housing offer for London

Housing is the most important issue in London – so say businesses and the public. The reason? We are in the middle of a housing crisis which affects everyone from renters to families struggling to get on the ladder for the first time. New housing is also important to the business community because they want to ensure people can live in affordable …