Government side-steps decarbonisation and retro-fitting in their Decent Homes Standard review

Part 2 of the government's review of the Decent Homes Standard refuses to incorporate the urgent task of decarbonisation and retro-fitting Britain's social housing stock. Read on below or download a PDF here: dhsreviewpart2Download In its 2020 Social Housing White Paper, published in November 2020, the government committed to “Review the Decent Homes Standard1 to … Continue reading Government side-steps decarbonisation and retro-fitting in their Decent Homes Standard review

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