Review of Decent Homes Standard

(To read off-line you can download a PDF ) review-articleDownload A review of the Decent Homes Standard is currently taking place. The Standard is a minimum level below which 'social housing' is not supposed to fall. It was introduced in 2002 because of a huge backlog of maintenance on council homes. Government had starved council … Continue reading Review of Decent Homes Standard

Social Housing White paper – no more money for council housing

Martin Wicks gives an initial assessment of the Social Housing White Paper The so-called Social Housing White paper, instead of being as wide-ranging as previously promised has been turned into a “Charter for Social Housing tenants”. The core of the document is a 7 point Charter which sets out “what every social housing tenant should … Continue reading Social Housing White paper – no more money for council housing