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Councils hand back £46m RTB cash

TOP NEWS STORY: Town halls have handed almost £50m in unspent Right to Buy cash earmarked for replacement council housing to the government, claiming rules make it impossible to spend.

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Gas safety

HSE considers gas check flexibility for landlords

05/02/2016 1:12 pm | By Carl Brown

The Health & Safety Executive is considering allowing housing associations more flexibility around the timing of gas safety checks following concern in the sector about current rules.

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High Court

Judge orders council to review allocations scheme

05/02/2016 10:22 am | By Sophie Barnes

A council has been ordered to review its housing allocations policy after a judicial review claimant argued it was discriminatory against Gypsies and Travellers.

Stormont

CIH NI calls for PRS licensing

05/02/2016 11:38 am | By Carl Brown

The Chartered Institute of Housing in Northern Ireland has called for mandatory licensing of private landlords.

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DHP allocations announced

05/02/2016 4:07 pm | By Carl Brown

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced individual local authority Discretionary Housing Payment allocations for 2016/17.

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Greens: 7,000 social homes could be lost

04/02/2016 5:32 pm | By Pete Apps

Planned estate regeneration schemes could see more than 7,000 socially rented homes lost from London, a political party has warned.

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Sanctuary divides commercial and social arms

04/02/2016 5:23 pm | By Pete Apps

England’s largest housing association has announced plans to restructure its business, providing a clearer separation between its social and commercial arms.

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Housing association placed on HCA's 'watch list'

04/02/2016 1:20 pm | By Heather Spurr

A London landlord has been placed on the social housing regulator’s ‘watch list’ after a number of reviews into its operations.

Housing minister

Labour homeownership review launched

04/02/2016 10:27 am | By Carl Brown

John Healey will officially launch the Labour-commissioned Redfern Review into homeownership today.

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Dispelling myths

The merger code will enable housing associations to safeguard their mission, says Steve Douglas

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Vanishing act

The amount of money councils have handed back to the government since Right to Buy discounts were increased breeds a lack of trust

Tim Miles

Trust no one

Housing Associations are vulnerable to a new cyber threat, warns Tim Miles.

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Scope for error

New rules on immigration checks could lead to further discrimination and pressure on homelessness services, says John Perry

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Monopoly money

There’s a new player in town. Have you heard? Jules Birch blogs on London Help to Buy

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