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Jonathan Lewis: Planning reform must increase, not hinder, the supply of genuinely affordable homes.

The government’s Planning Bill is expected to offer an al a carte menu, but if it takes forward the proposals as set out in the Planning White Paper, while it would have some satisfying appetisers, I worry that the main course may be less palatable. Few dispute proposals to speed up the planning system, update […]

Leigh Pearce: Affordable housing must be at the heart of the Government’s legislative agenda

In May 2021, the Queen’s Speech provided an opportunity for ministers to put affordable housing centre stage. Alongside promises to abolish Section 21 evictions and reform the planning system, the government’s proposals must boost social housing and tackle our affordability crisis. According to the Affordable Housing Commission, 20% of all households were concerned about the affordability of […]

£4m announced for renewed Community Housing Fund

The Nationwide Foundation and its Programme Manager for Backing Community-led Housing, Gary Hartin, have welcomed the announcement of £4m of revenue funding in 2021/22 for community-led housing projects across England.  Statement from Gary Hartin: “First and foremost, we warmly welcome the government’s decision to allocate £4m for community-led housing. Along with the National Community Land […]

The Nationwide Foundation joins coalition to reform private renting

Exactly a year since the government announced it would end no-fault evictions and reform the private rented sector, the Nationwide Foundation has joined other organisations to form the new Renters’ Reform Coalition. The coalition is formed of organisations who all campaign for improvements to the private rented sector in England. Made up of national housing […]

Blog: Decision time for the Community Housing Fund

When Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, delivers his spending review to the House of Commons next week, he’ll undoubtedly feel a great many eyes boring into him. As a nation, we face twin-battles, Covid-19 and the directly related economic implications. When considered against this challenge, our request that the Chancellor renews the Community […]

Blog: Government can and must do more to support tenants

“Right now, we must protect tenants from crippling debt and from the eviction cliff edge that’s looming for so many.” – Bridget Young For many of us, it’s difficult to know what day it is, however one date in particular will stand out for renters – Wednesday 24th June. It’s important, because it’s the last […]