Policy Updates

In addition to lobbying central government and producing regular briefings for MPs the NFA has established a successful All Party Parliamentary Group on ALMO issues and provides a parliamentary monitoring service keeping ALMOs updated on relevant issues.

  • Demolish high-rise social housing blocks, argues think tank; Welfare reforms will increase rent arrears for housing associations, warns NHF

    24 January 2013
  • Housing Minister answers questions from Spectator readers; New Homes Bonus criticised for redistributing funding from North to Southeast

    18 January 2013
  • Minister rejects targets for brownfield development whilst setting out Government development policies; 1.85m households on council waiting lists; Parliamentary debates on housing scheduled for Wednesday 23 January

    17 January 2013
  • Government launches programme to empower social tenants

    07 January 2013
  • Councils cutting housing targets following revocation of regional plans

    02 January 2013
  • Latest statistical release on council housing

    20 December 2012
  • Direct payment pilots show increase in tenant arrears; Social housing planning approvals 64% up on year

    18 December 2012
  • CLG Committee questions Ministers; Briefing available on direct payment of housing benefits to social tenants; Additional New Homes Bonus funding announced

    14 December 2012
  • DWP publishes interim findings of direct payment pilots

    07 December 2012

  • Housing Benefit increases to be capped at 1%

    05 December 2012
  • Autumn Statement 2012

    05 December 2012
  • Local authority breakdown of households affected by HB cap; Barnardos criticises planned withdrawal of HB from under-25s

    30 November 2012
  • New Government funding to bring empty homes back into use

    26 November 2012
  • Report card published on housing policies; House building starts increase by 18%; 444 homes sold under right to buy in 2012-13 Q1

    15 November 2012
  • House of Lords approves new under-occupancy rules; Research into impact of housing benefit changes due in New Year

    07 November 2012
  • 3% decrease in new affordable homes for social rent in 2011-12; Housing benefit reform to create shortfall in affordable housing for councils, warns NAO

    01 November 2012