The G15’s submission to the housing white paper
- 15 February 2017
In February 2017 the Government launched a consultation on its latest housing white paper, Fixing our broken housing market. It outlines how government intends to meet its stated aim of building one million homes by 2020.
The paper praises housing associations’ recent record for housebuilding and puts measures in place to build upon this. It commits government to clarifying rent policy from 2020 and reiterates the availability of £7.1bn through the newly-expanded and more flexible 2016/21 Affordable Homes Programme. It challenges housing associations to deliver more homes, whilst also driving further efficiencies.
Government won’t achieve new homes target by relying on private sales, says new report
15 April 2019
The UK will only meet its 300,000 homes a year target if it increases funding for affordable housing and moves away from an over-reliance on private sales, according to a new report published by the G15, the National Housing Federation and Homes for the North.
The G15 responds to Chancellor’s Spring Statement
13 March 2019
The Chancellor, Phillip Hammond delivered his Spring Statement on 13 March and announced £3bn of guarantees for housing associations delivering new homes.
Responding to the announcement, Paul Hackett, chair of the G15 and chief executive of Optivo housing association, said...
Mayor of London, London Councils & G15 warn of no-deal Brexit impact
27 February 2019
The Mayor of London, London Councils and the G15 group of London’s largest housing associations have this morning sent an open letter to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government warning of the potentially catastrophic effects that a no-deal Brexit could have on affordable housing delivery.