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...

Technology is changing the world…and housing?

Technology and the internet are changing how people all over the world live their lives and one device in particular, supported by the web, the mobile...

2015: A year to forget for Social Housing?

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...

Buy vs Build Software?

Many organisations, not just housing associations, which look to invest in software often consider the pros and cons of buy versus build. Most...

Autumn Statement Review

The housing sector was waiting for the apocalypse when the Autumn Statement was announced in the House of Commons by George Osborne. The FT had lead...

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...

Is the Benefit Cap a bigger risk to Social Housing Providers than Universal Credit?

Universal Credit has become the main topic of conversation for social housing providers, as there is concern across the sector how it may affect their...

Why Welfare Reform means Operational Reform

Right to buy, rent reduction, benefit caps and universal credit are some of the welfare reforms that are having a huge impact on social housing. And...

Are the Credit Bells Ringing for Housing Associations?

The recent editorial from 24Housing Magazine was apocalyptic in its tone as it stated “While the rest of the UK economy is growing at a steady rate,...