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    TOP NEWS STORY: Measures to extend the Right to Buy to housing associations tenants will be included in the Queen’s Speech, the government has confirmed.

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    ANALYSIS: Campaigners hailed a landmark Supreme Court decision last week that could make it easier for homeless people to receive help from their councils. But what does the change mean for local authorities? Heather Spurr reports.

  • The Right to Buy juggling act

    ANALYSIS: The Conservatives have promised a bill to extend the Right to Buy to housing associations within 100 days of forming the new government. Dawn Foster investigates the legal implications of the policy

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Right to Buy extension to be included in Queen's Speech

TOP NEWS STORY: Measures to extend the Right to Buy to housing associations tenants will be included in the Queen’s Speech, the government has confirmed.

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Landlord triples emergency welfare assistance as DHP cuts bite

26/05/2015 | By Pete Apps

A housing association in the north east of England has almost tripled its own fund for supporting tenants hit by welfare cuts, in the face of government reductions to emergency support budgets.

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Fewer than 1 in 5 social tenants voted Tory

22/05/2015 | By Carl Brown

Fewer than one in five social housing tenants voted Conservative in the election, a polling company has estimated.

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Pickles to get knighthood as Cameron praises housing policies

22/05/2015 | By Carl Brown

Eric Pickles is set to receive a knighthood, Downing Street has announced.

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Ashby: 'Housing associations should adopt merger code'

22/05/2015 | By Pete Apps

Housing associations should adopt a city-style merger code for takeovers in an increasingly tough operating environment.

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Government to fast-track landlord migrant checks

21/05/2015 | By Heather Spurr

The government is accelerating plans to force landlords to check their tenants are in the UK legally, David Cameron has announced.

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One in six private rented homes 'unsafe'

21/05/2015 | By Heather Spurr

Nearly one in six privately rented homes in England is physically unsafe, a report published today has said.

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Ashby clarifies definition of 'entirely acceptable' V2 rating

21/05/2015 | By Pete Apps

The English social housing regulator has clarified its definition of financial viability standards and confirmed it is ‘entirely acceptable’ for associations to drop down to the second notch.

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Government claims housebuilding 'surge'

21/05/2015 | By Carl Brown

The number of homes started and completed in 2014/15 has increased year-on-year, according to official figures published today.

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