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27/11/2014 8:32 am

Ministers are set to argue against homelessness charities in the Supreme Court over ‘vulnerability test’ criteria used by councils to prioritise people for homes.

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Lord Smith of Kelvin

Smith Commission: Westminster should retain power over housing benefit Video

27/11/2014 10:23 am

The UK government should retain the majority of welfare powers including housing benefit as part of universal credit, the Smith Commission report has suggested today.

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George Osborne

Social landlords hope for rent review in Autumn Statement

27/11/2014 8:39 am

A number of housing associations are hoping that the government will include greater flexibility on rent-setting in next week’s Autumn Statement.

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Homes in a third of London boroughs 'earned' more than a solicitor last year

27/11/2014 9:18 am

Homes in around a third of Greater London’s boroughs earned more than £70,840 in a year, exceeding the average salary of a typical solicitor in the city, research by the National Housing Federation (NHF) has found.

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