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 really news that will excite the housing sector, but news nonetheless that it should take notice of. Go, an ancient...

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 phone, is revolutionising lives. The World Bank says that 75% of people on the planet have access to a mobile phone...

2015: A year to forget?

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 about to come. In July the changes were dramatic as George Osborne announced that Housing Associations would have to cut...

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 budget cuts and welfare reform, this means social landlords are fighting the elements on all sides: 1% rent...