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NHF and DCLG in Right to Buy negotiations

TOP NEWS STORY: The National Housing Federation is in talks with the government in an attempt to secure more flexibilities under the Right to Buy extension to housing associations.

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East London moves fuel out-of-London placement surge

28/08/2015 | By Heather Spurr

A trend by councils to house more of their homeless families in cheaper parts of the capital is fuelling a surge in out-of-London placements, new figures reveal.

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CLG committee extends deadline for evidence

28/08/2015 | By Corin Williams

A high-profile committee of MPs investigating the financial viability of housing associations will be flexible over its deadline for evidence, after complaints over timing and “complex” terms of reference.

Financial district

Landlords get £48m of cheap government-backed debt

27/08/2015 | By Pete Apps

Two housing associations have secured £48m of cheap government-backed finance to build affordable housing.

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Social landlords rail against sectarian threats

27/08/2015 | By Corin Williams

The Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations has condemned graffiti threatening prospective tenants at a 97-home mixed community scheme.

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Southern's credit rating maintained

27/08/2015 | By Pete Apps

Southern Housing Group has maintained its credit rating despite concern over recent government policies.

Court of appeal

Councils to build more homes after government defeat

27/08/2015 | By Corin Williams

Two councils in Devon have said they can now build more than 100 extra affordable homes because of a High Court ruling that overturned the government’s policy to strike affordable housing from small developments.

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Government considers solar subsidies cut

27/08/2015 | By Pete Apps

The government could roll up subsidies for solar energy “as soon as legislatively possible” for new applicants if it cannot achieve cost savings, it has confirmed.

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Government cuts 'would jeopardise solar deal'

27/08/2015 | By Pete Apps

A major deal to install 5,000 solar panels on council homes in Yorkshire could be placed in jeopardy if the government aggressively cuts solar subsidies.

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Full data released: Right to Buy to Let

DATA RELEASE: Inside Housing has today revealed the full data behind its investigation into Right to Buy re-lets.

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