• HCA to launch welfare cut probe

    TOP STORY: The English social housing regulator will launch an investigation into the impact of the government’s fresh welfare spending cuts on housing associations following the 8 July Budget.

  • Holiday profit

    ANALYSIS: Short-let holiday sites such as Airbnb are coming under fire for reducing the supply of housing where resources are scarce. Is this a problem for the UK’s social landlords? Alex Turner investigates

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    ANALYSIS: One landlord in Bath is working closely with the Department for Work and Pensions to offer job training to its tenants. Alex Turner reports on how the project is paying off – for unemployed residents and for the housing association

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HCA to launch welfare cut probe

TOP STORY: The English social housing regulator will launch an investigation into the impact of the government’s fresh welfare spending cuts on housing associations following the 8 July Budget.

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HCA warns about swap risk after increase in cash calls

01/07/2015 | By Carl Brown

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has issued another warning about managing interest rate swap risk after landlords’ ‘mark-to-market’ exposure doubled in 10 months.

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London association reports record £209m surplus

30/06/2015 | By Pete Apps

L&Q has posted a record annual surplus of more than £200m as it gears up to begin its ambitious 50,000-home development drive.

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IDS announces changes to child poverty definition

01/07/2015

The government will change the way it measures child poverty and scrap existing targets. Iain Duncan Smith has announced.

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Charity calls for priority for older people in housing

30/06/2015 | By News team

A charity has written to new ministers calling for greater priority to be given to housing for older people.

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Associations feel like there's 'no choice but affordable rent'

30/06/2015 | By Carl Brown

Housing associations feel they have ‘no option but to develop homes for ‘affordable rent’ rather than social rent, research has found.

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MP calls on watchdog to probe Right to Buy

30/06/2015 | By Martin Hilditch , Carl Brown

A Labour MP has written to parliamentary spending watchdog the National Audit Office (NAO) to call for an investigation into the Right to Buy.

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LGA chair calls for Right to Buy devolution

30/06/2015 | By Carl Brown

Councils should be able to set Right to Buy discount levels locally and keep 100% of receipts, the chair of the Local Government Association (LGA) will say in a speech today.

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Committee urges government action on ECO

30/06/2015 | By Jess McCabe

An influential committee has urged the government to bolster support for low-carbon heat and provide at least five years of certainty on funding for energy efficiency retrofit of homes.

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ANALYSIS: Our Housing Benefits campaign aims to demonstrate the community and economic impact of social landlords. Campaign editor Heather Spurr explains how it has delivered

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    ANALYSIS: Our Housing Benefits campaign aims to demonstrate the community and economic impact of social landlords. Campaign editor Heather Spurr explains how it has delivered

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  • Top 60 Developments: Affordable Housing Developments of the Year

    AWARDS: Inside Housing is showcasing the best 60 developments of the last year. To start us off, Michael Atherton reports on the best affordable housing developments of the year.

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  • Future challenges for housebuilding

    ANALYSIS: Inside Housing and H+H UK brought together sector leaders to discuss the barriers and opportunities for housebuilding in the next parliament. Reni Eddo-Lodge reports

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  • Oldham's best

    INTERVIEW: One of the youngest council leaders in the country, Jim McMahon, is leading Oldham as the government devolves a range of new powers to Greater Manchester. Reni Eddo-Lodge reports

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  • BME landlords: the future

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  • Strength in numbers

    INVESTIGATION: Is the regeneration of some London estates leading to a decline in the number of social rent homes? Kate Youde investigates

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  • Operation NHS land

    ANALYSIS: The NHS has been tasked with selling its ‘surplus’ land. But will this boost the supply of affordable housing? Jess McCabe reports

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  • Hidden risks

    INVESTIGATION: Inside Housing lifts the lid on the physical and verbal abuse experienced by housing professionals every day. Jess McCabe reports, with additional research by Gene Robertson

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  • Community champion

    INTERVIEW: The tenant-focused business model of the Preston Community Gateway Association means that chief executive Diane Bellinger is swimming against the fashionable tide. But, she tells Martin Hilditch, 10 years on the association is still making a splash

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