Are Landlords doing enough to mitigate Universal Credit?

Social landlords have never needed to create efficiencies and protect revenues as they do now. The 1{bc2f0c5fbf2663b4d0f6e0c34d5097d2a5d9b5833bdf48086cfa9324f9f68701} rent cut, ongoing welfare and tenancy reform has created black holes and blown apart business plans....

Why DeepMind’s Victory is Good News for Housing

This month Google’s Deepmind Artificial Intelligence (AI) application has beaten one of the world’s leading Go players, Lee Se-dol of South Korea, not really news that will excite the housing sector, but news nonetheless that it should take notice of. Go, an ancient...

2015: A year to forget?

Social Landlords will no doubt remember 2015 as their own annus horribilis. Admittedly the first half of the year was quite uneventful for what was about to come. In July the changes were dramatic as George Osborne announced that Housing Associations would have to cut...

How can social landlords protect their income?

Social landlords’ income is beginning to resemble the East Yorkshire Coast as it gets constantly eroded, not by the North Sea however, but by on-going budget cuts and welfare reform, this means social landlords are fighting the elements on all sides:...