Entries by David Hetherington

NHC Releases Budget 2017 On-the-Day Briefing

With the recent publication of the Housing White Paper, the Budget was slim on changes to housing policy. That said, Phillip Hammond’s first – and last – Spring Budget contained significant new commitments including £2bn for social care over the next three years, changes in National Insurance Contributions for the self-employed, and new initiatives on education and […]

NHC Publishes Third Universal Credit Impact Report

Today sees the release of the Northern Housing Consortium’s Impact of Universal Credit Round 3 report. This is the third in a series of four reports and builds upon the results of the first two, covering the period March-July (all three of which can be accessed from the NHC’s website here). The research investigates how […]

NHC Hosts Gavin Barwell White Paper Q&A

The Housing and Planning Minister, Gavin Barwell, visited Gateshead on Thursday, February 23rd as part of a Housing White Paper Q&A Roadshow. The NHC hosted the Gateshead stop of the nine-location tour where Mr Barwell met with NHC members, developers, councillors and other experts to discuss efforts to ‘fix the broken housing market’. Speaking to […]

NHC Chair Receives OBE for Services to Housing in the North

The Northern Housing Consortium (NHC) today welcomed the honouring of figures from the worlds of housing and local government across the North in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. In particular we are delighted that NHC Chair and Accent Group Chair Tom Miskell’s longstanding work in housing has been recognised as he receives an OBE […]