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Benefit cap 'to be lower than £23,000 outside London'

TOP NEWS STORY: The overall household benefits cap will be lower than £23,000 in areas of the country outside London, George Osborne announced this weekend.

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Government announces £50m for small builder scheme

06/07/2015 | By Carl Brown

The government has announced it is going to provide £50m in match funding to boost a scheme designed to help small builders.

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Young 'will be priced out of rural areas'

06/07/2015 | By Carl Brown

Young people and families will be priced out of rural areas, turning parts of the country into ‘pensioner pockets’, the National Housing Federation has warned.

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Scale of youth homelessness 'going unrecorded'

06/07/2015 | By Carl Brown

More than three times as many homeless young people were housed by councils and charities last year than government records show.

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Welsh housing minister backs CIH diversity drive

06/07/2015 | By Pete Apps

The Welsh housing minister and four of the leading housing and equality organisations in Wales have backed the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) drive for greater diversity in housing.

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House builder reports record half-year completions

06/07/2015 | By Pete Apps

One of the UK’s largest house builders completed a record number of homes in the first half of the year.

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Survey shows overheating concern

03/07/2015 | By News team

Two in three professionals working in housing sustainability who responded to a survey have said they are concerned about overheating of homes.

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Liverpool landlord begins work on off-site scheme

03/07/2015 | By Pete Apps

A Liverpool landlord has begun preparing a site for an innovative off-site build project where 33 homes will be built in a factory and craned in.

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Packing cases

Landlord defends planned commune eviction

03/07/2015 | By Pete Apps

A housing association has issued a lengthy-defence of its decision to move out residents of ‘communes’ in London, claiming it is simply ‘carrying out its responsibilities as a landlord’.

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