Category Archives: Housing

Universal Credit

“There is no questions that Universal Credit is the most significant change in over 60 years.” Addressing the Northern Ireland Housing Conference, Tommy O’Reilly, Deputy Secretary at the Department for Communities, spoke...

Uncertainty in the housing market

A slowdown in Northern Ireland’s housing market has been attributed to higher levels of uncertainty in economic stability, caused, not least, by major challenges such as Brexit. The latest Northern Ireland Quarterly...

Digital housing

Chief Executive of Halton Housing Trust, Nick Atkin, outlines the driving factors behind his organisations Digital First strategy and the benefits it brings to both the business and the customer. The assumption...

Measuring liveability

Jon Copestake Chief Retail and Consumer Goods Analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit debates what makes a city liveable. What is liveability? “Liveability has come to mean a lot things to a...

25 years of Rural

25 years ago in 1992, in a universe bereft of the terms internet, selfies, Brexit, bedroom tax and local housing allowance, a group of determined individuals with a common interest in rural...

Help for homebuyers

Apex has been at the forefront of establishing a new ‘shared ownership scheme’ for Northern Ireland. The scheme is called FairShare and its introduction to the Northern Ireland market place has been...

The Northern Ireland House Price Index

In May 2012, Land & Property Services (in association with the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency) launched its first official House Price Index which charted the change in house prices since...

A home from home

Abbeyfield Belfast has been providing accommodation and support services for older people for six decades and are now looking forward to the next 60 years of adapting to meet the changing needs...