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Welfare Reform on the Web (June 2001): Social Housing - UK

CORPORATE CHALLENGE

B. Williamson

Housing, Mar. 2001, p. 36-37

The Housing Corporation which regulates and funds registered social landlords will only be "influencing" implementation of the government's plans to restructure RSL's rents. Article investigates lessons to be learned from the experience of the regulators of the privatised utilities.

HIGH - FLYING PILOTS

K. Boyle

Public Finance, Mar. 9th-15th 2001, p. 22-23

Presents overview of benefits achieved for housing associations by the 23 Best Value pilots supported by the Housing Corporation.

JACKIE BAILLIE

E. Harkins

Housing, Mar. 2001, p. 17-19

Report of an interview with Jackie Baillie, the Minister for Social Justice in the Scottish Parliament. Discusses provisions in the current Scottish Housing Bill relating to homelessness prevention, the extension of the Right to Buy to Housing Association tenants and the new strategic role of Scottish Homes as an executive agency. Interview also covers local authority housing stock transfers, and community involvement in regeneration.

RSL, RENTS AND RENEWAL

N. Merrick

Public Finance, Mar. 23rd-29th 2001, p. 18-20

Many housing associations across the UK are going far beyond their basic landlord function by providing services and facilities to tackle the causes of social deprivation.

THE UNEVEN DEVELOPMENT OF 'SOCIAL RENTED HOUSING': EXPLAINING THE HISTORICALLY MARGINAL POSITION OF HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS IN BRITAIN

P.Malpass

Housing Studies, vol. 16, 2001, p. 225-242

The paper discusses the rethinking on social rented housing in Britain. It argues that a dual social rented sector exists and always has done. It examines the role of local government in the provision of social housing in Britain since the first World War. Article goes on to discuss the Mogne Committee report, the idea of voluntary housing in a welfare state and the cost rent and co-ownership experiment.