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Landlords may move towards 'less generous' pension plans

TOP NEW STORY: Housing associations are likely to move more staff onto less generous retirement plans as a result of the latest increase in contributions to the sector’s pension scheme.  

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Cornwall confident of housing devolution

28/07/2015 | By Sarah Graham

A leading Cornwall councillor insists plans for building up to 12,000 new homes are likely to be included in a devolution deal, despite housing being initially left out.

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Council explores legal options over Budget policies

28/07/2015 | By Corin Williams

Cambridge City Council is to ask local MPs for help in lobbying against the housing policies set out in the Budget and may pursue a legal challenge.


Social landlord scheme to stem 'teacher exodus'

27/07/2015 | By Corin Williams

Catalyst Housing and Oxford City Council have invested £1.5m in an equity loan scheme for teachers in response to fears that many are unable to continue working in Oxford.

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New all-party group on housing unveiled

27/07/2015 | By Carl Brown

A new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) of MPs and peers has been set up to examine ways of tackling the housing crisis.

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Councils finalise 77,000-home devolution offer

27/07/2015 | By Corin Williams

Wide-reaching proposals to devolve powers over housing development and finance to a coalition of East Midlands authorities are being fine-tuned ahead of a September deadline.

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Innovation project deadline extended

27/07/2015 | By News team

The deadline to complete Inside Housing’s Innovation Index research survey has been extended until Friday 31 July.

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London association reports 85% jump in surplus

27/07/2015 | By Carl Brown

A London housing association has increased its surplus by 85%, boosted by income from property sales.

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Release of criminal landlord stats leads to licensing call

24/07/2015 | By Corin Williams

A London council has urged more local authorities to introduce selective licensing for the private rented sector after the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) was forced to release a database of prosecuted landlords.

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