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Court finds housing association not liable in water bill claim

TOP STORY: The High Court has ruled that a housing association is not liable to compensate tenants for water bills, in the latest case in a saga over alleged overpayments.

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NHC calls for 'northern regeneration' in election manifestos

25/04/2017 7:30 am

The Northern Housing Consortium (NHC) is urging general election candidates to support the regeneration of areas of market weakness.

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Local Plans should be overhauled if they fail on accessible housing, MPs say

25/04/2017 0:01 am

Local Plans should be changed as a “matter of urgency” if there are gaps in providing accessible housing, a cross-party committee of MPs has recommended.


Political parties clash over ending rough sleeping

24/04/2017 5:30 pm

Labour and Conservative ministers clashed over ending rough sleeping in parliament today as the election campaigns swung into action.


Newly merged association plans 1,200 homes per year

24/04/2017 5:07 pm

A 30,000-home housing association has formed in the South East with plans to build 1,200 homes per year.

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Hertfordshire housing association secures £65m Lloyds lending

24/04/2017 3:41 pm

A South East social housing provider has secured a £65m funding package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking to help deliver plans to build 800 new houses.


Social sector evictions on the increase in Scotland, Shelter reveals

24/04/2017 3:37 pm

There has been a 24% increase in evictions from social housing in Scotland over the past two years, a new report by Shelter Scotland has revealed.

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Khan to invest in community built housing 'hub'

24/04/2017 3:19 pm

London mayor Sadiq Khan has announced plans to spend £250,000 setting up an advice hub for community groups looking to build homes in the capital themselves.


Regulator and ombudsman pledge closer joint working

21/04/2017 5:28 pm

The housing regulator and ombudsman have published a ‘memorandum of understanding’ setting out their plans to share information and co-operate.

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    Treat others as you would want to be treated

    It’s important to have clear lines of communication with staff when undertaking any business restructuring, says John Craggs of Gentoo Group

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    We need investment to support regeneration

    Tracy Harrison explains why the Northern Housing Consortium is calling on election candidates to back measures that support regeneration

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    Our new homelessness service explained

    Thirteen Group is aiming to help prevent homelessness on behalf of five councils across the North East. The group’s director Chris Smith explains more


    The LHA cap raises problems for general needs housing too

    Jules Birch looks at the impact of the Local Housing Allowance cap on the poorest families in Wales

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    From the frontline - Tom O'Neil


    St Mungo’s complex needs worker Tom O’Neil on supporting people with substance misuse issues and how he has made being a former boxer relevant to his current role

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      Stock rationalisation: scatter or gather?

      ANALYSIS: With stock rationalisation deals expected to soar, Nick Johnstone and Luke Barratt cast an eye over the lay of the sector’s Monopoly board

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