The future of PPP arrangements

A version of this article first appeared in PPP Journal The future of PPPs has been a key focus in the development sector since the Coalition Government came to office in 2010. Looking ahead, it is clear that despite particular flagship programmes being cut or cancelled, PPP arrangements will remain vital to delivering growth in the years ahead. … [Read more...]

Delivery in uncertain times

The second instalment in this year's Breakfast Seminar Series turned its gaze on the new institutional landscape, as quangos have been hoisted on to the bonfire, or if not, have at least been left with singed eyebrows and minor smoke inhalation.  Our panel comprised Dick Sorabji - London Councils, Nick Taylor - HCA, Toby Lloyd - Shelter, Mark … [Read more...]

Development & Renewal (16 Feb) in Videos

Following our Development and Renewal event on 16 February looking at the New Affordable Homes programme in London, you can view video clips from the panel discussion in response to audience questions posed on the day, on how the affordable rent model will work in practice, along with video interviews with Ken Jones (LB Barnet & Dagenham) and … [Read more...]

Our panelists respond

Following the Development and Renewal event on 16 February on the affordable rent model, we put some additional questions from the floor to some of our panelists - here's how they responded. Q: How will new social rented units be delivered? Elizabeth Sealey, DCLG Social rent will only be funded in the most exceptional circumstances under … [Read more...]

Brendan Sarsfield on the impact of the affordable rent model

We spoke to Brendan Sarsfield, CEO of Family Mosaic, at our Funding and Delivering Development and Renewal event on Wednesday. We asked him about the impact of the affordable rent model on how housing associations will operate in the future, and to assesses the implications for London boroughs. See his answers below:   … [Read more...]

The new Affordable Homes Programme in London

Future of London tackled the issues emanating from the recently published Affordable Homes Programme Framework for 2011 - 2015 this week. The new Framework represents a significant change in the funding landscape for affordable housing, with grants being all but eliminated, potential affordable rent levels going up to a limit of 80% of market … [Read more...]

Delivering housing and estate renewal with the affordable rent model

The next event in our Funding and Delivering Development and Renewal series, with GVA, taking place on 16th February, will look at how the affordable rent model can be used in London to deliver housing and estate renewal. The affordable rent model is still in its gestation period, but what will housing delivery in London look like under this model … [Read more...]