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Government rejects social landlords' gas access call

24/10/2014 0:00 am

Campaign to allow housing associations greater access to homes to save £500m receives major blow

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First phase of London eco development approved

24/10/2014 5:50 pm

Enfield Council has approved the first phase of a development that will provide 2,000 affordable and social homes.

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Call for action over low take up of government renewable heat scheme Video

24/10/2014 5:35 pm

The World Wildlife Federation (WWF) has called for government action to help increase the take-up of renewable heat technology as figures show social landlords continue to ignore the scheme.


Boris grilled over affordable Earl's Court homes

24/10/2014 3:23 pm

Boris Johnson has been accused of ‘robbing Londoners of affordable housing’ over his decision to grant planning permission to an £8bn redevelopment in Earl’s Court.

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Strike by staff at St Mungo's Broadway

Council re-evaluates homelessness contract following strike action

24/10/2014 2:18 pm

A London borough is re-evaluating its contract with one of Britain’s biggest homelessness charities following a strike over changes to pay.

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The housing inquisition

The Homes and Communities Agency is planning a major overhaul of the way it regulates housing associations. Carl Brown finds out how this new ‘forensic’ approach could impact landlords

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Time for common sense on gas safety

The social housing sector often sends the government inconsistent or complicated messages, but the latest campaign on gas safety is both clear and deserves to be heard

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Filling the void

Helena Partnerships was faced with a glut of three bedroom homes it couldn’t rent. So it turned to the private rental market for answers. Jess McCabe reports

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When less could mean more for housing

Debate about the sector’s form, as well as function, needs greater urgency

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The private rented sector divide

Northern social landlords are starting to eye the private rented sector, but at the same time other social landlords are cancelling their PRS plans. Pete Apps investigates what this means for the sector

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  • The private rented sector divide

    Northern social landlords are starting to eye the private rented sector, but at the same time other social landlords are cancelling their PRS plans. Pete Apps investigates what this means for the sector

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  • Seven things the Lyons review offers housing

    So what clues does the Lyons Review offers us about housing up to 2020? Here are seven talking points the review raised.

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  • Q&A: An investor talks

    Social landlords are trying to attract institutional investment to push into the private-rented sector. Andrew Appleyard, head of specialist real estate funds at Aviva Investors, talks to Jess McCabe about what investors want to see

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  • Does working in housing make you happy?

    A survey by Inside Housing and Altair has discovered that some housing professionals are more satisfied with their career than others - but training and support can make all the difference. Helen Clifton reports

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  • Reading between the Lyons

    After months of feverish waiting, Sir Michael Lyons has finally delivered his take on how a Labour government can meet their target of building 200,000 homes a year by 2020. Nick Duxbury spent an afternoon analysing the 180 page document so you don’t have to.

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  • Homelessness heroes celebrated

    The winners of the 15th Andy Ludlow awards showcase the most creative projects for homeless people in London. Simon Brandon reports

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  • Back of the queue for single homeless people

    A new report by Crisis has shown that opportunities to help single homeless people are being missed. Heather Spurr reports on the findings

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  • Pitch for the future

    An unauthorised Travellers’ camp on Bath’s greenbelt is to be redeveloped as a legitimate site. Alex Turner takes a closer look at the controversial plans

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  • Who's who in housing law

    Meet some of the leading lights in social housing law. We asked Gavriel Hollander, former business editor at Inside Housing, now news editor at Legal Week, to find out who they are and what they do

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  • The legal year ahead

    Experts in housing law flag up legislative changes that will affect the sector in 2015

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    Not in my back yard

    The tragic tale of Mark and Brenda Voss, who built their million dollar home on a neighbour’s plot, and the tough regime set by Lyons

  • Mike Childs

    Housing and the environment

    If you are an environmentalist you must be against building millions of new homes, right?

  • Solicitor, Clarke Willmott

    The right to freedom

    Associations beware a recent decision about people who lack capacity to make decisions about where they live and what care they receive

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    Re-engineering regulation

    As regulation is overhauled, providers need to be ready for change too, says Julian Ashby

  • Editor, Inside Housing

    Out of sight, out of mind

    Social landlords need to step up and make sure that social housing isn’t forgotten in the debates about the housing crisis

  • Mayor of Liverpool

    Cities can deliver solutions

    Let’s devolve powers to our 10 core cities and bring brownfield sites to life

  • Heather Spurr

    Crisis decisions

    A consultation on how the government could fund local welfare schemes will be received differently by charities and councils, Heather Spurr writes

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    Poverty prism

    Who said this? ‘What is currently happening in the housing market epitomises our concerns about Britain becoming a permanently divided nation.’

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    Disabled rights

    The councillor whose disabled employment question to Lord Freud unleashed a torrent of criticism on the welfare minister writes us an exclusive blog

  • Nick Abbey

    Scratching the surface

    A strategy to increase the housing options for elderly people would have a positive impact on the young and old



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