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Eighth time lucky? Housing gets another Minister

Written by Roisin Buckley on 20 July 2018

Dods Monitoring consultant Roisin Buckley says the appointment of Kit Malthouse as the new Housing Minister could at least mean some much-needed continuity for the housing brief.

Social housing featured at the forefront of Conservative and Labour conference agendas

Written by Kerri Blyberg, Monitoring Consultant on 10 October 2017

Social housing was very much at the forefront of the agenda as party members and lobbyists descended on Brighton and Manchester for conference season.

Starting things off, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn announced a full review of social housing policy as he took centre stage in Brighton, while also pledging action on regeneration schemes, with conference delegates voting unanimously in favour of tenant ballots on estate regeneration before projects get the go-ahead.

Building regulations top Government housing agenda ahead of party conferences

Written by Kerri Blyberg, Monitoring Consultant on 18 September 2017

With Brexit dominating the Queen Speech agenda, the Draft Tenant’s Fees Bill was the only firm legislative action promised to help tackle the housing crisis in this two-year parliamentary session. Although uncontroversial in nature, because of more pressing legislative matters it is likely to be kicked into the long grass, particularly as the Government response to the consultation is yet to surface.

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