• Stormont votes for bedroom tax mitigation payments

    TOP STORY: Northern Irish politicians have voted for regulations that will mitigate the effect of the upcoming bedroom tax despite the political turmoil taking place in the country.

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Stormont votes for bedroom tax mitigation payments

TOP STORY: Northern Irish politicians have voted for regulations that will mitigate the effect of the upcoming bedroom tax despite the political turmoil taking place in the country.

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House prices rise 6.7%

17/01/2017 2:14 pm

House prices jumped 1.1% in November as the market recovered from post-Brexit referendum uncertainty, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Homelessness

Rise in children in temporary accommodation in Scotland

17/01/2017 12:44 pm

The number of children in temporary accommodation in Scotland has soared by 17% in a year, the latest government statistics reveal.

Tenant’s eye view

Council-owned homes drop by 10% in six years

16/01/2017 5:09 pm

The number of council-owned homes has dropped by more than 10% in six years, with a 1.9% decrease since last year.

development

German bank to fund Manchester PRS scheme

16/01/2017 4:18 pm

A German bank has agreed to provide an £85m loan to fund a large private rented sector development in Manchester.

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Wheatley to help veterans with bankers' fines

16/01/2017 4:02 pm

The largest housing association in Scotland has received almost half a million pounds raised in fines from bankers to help house homeless veterans.

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Government yet to introduce bedroom tax exemption despite court ruling

16/01/2017 10:12 am

The government is yet to exempt certain people with a disability from the bedroom tax despite a Supreme Court ruling two months ago.

repairs

Ombudsman relationship with regulator in spotlight after Circle issues

16/01/2017 10:07 am

Gavin Barwell has committed to reviewing the relationship between the housing regulator and the ombudsman, in the aftermath of a flurry of problems at a new build development.

Universal credit

Universal Credit tenants in arrears increases to 86%

16/01/2017 0:01 am

The percentage of council tenants on Universal Credit in rent arrears has increased to a “critically high” 86% over the past year, sparking “extreme concern” among councils.

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    Cathy at 50

    TOM MURTHA SEPT 2015

    Slowly moving away from social purpose?

    Like a toad in a heating pan not realising the danger of boiling water, some associations are gradually moving away from their values without realising it, warns Tom Murtha

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    Housing White Paper: what should it include?

    Yorkshire Building Society’s chief economist Andrew McPhillips gives his view on what the White Paper should include

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    Let us build more supported housing

    Isos Housing has found a way to continue building supported housing but could do more if it had certainty over funding, says its executive director Michael Farr

    Editor, Inside Housing

    Time is running out to make LHA cap views known

    The supported housing bidding figures look encouraging but now is the time for the sector to make its views on the LHA cap known, says Emma Maier

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    From the frontline - Nina Egge-Daborn

    17/01/2017

    Sentinel Housing Association’s first contact team leader tells Inside Housing why call centres can be stressful places and how she fancies a second career in law

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      The HeaRt of the matter

      HR SPECIAL: Talent retention, cost cutting, flexible working, Brexit? Joe Dart hears from six housing association HR experts about what challenges they’re tackling in 2017

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