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Welsh councils hike rents to boost investment

TOP STORY: Welsh councils are raising rents by up to 5.2% next year to fund investment of almost £200m in existing and new homes.

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MPs launch inquiry into benefit cap

23/02/2017 1:10 pm

MPs have launched an inquiry into the benefit cap and have re-opened an inquiry into Universal Credit amid growing concern over delays.

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Government reviewing associations' powers to evict problem tenants

23/02/2017 1:09 pm

The government has revealed it is undertaking a review of associations’ powers to evict anti-social tenants, as MPs heard calls for greater powers to protect neighbours yesterday.

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Government should intervene in housing market, PAC hears

23/02/2017 9:31 am

An influential committee of MPs was told the government should intervene directly in housing to fix the “failure” of the land and house building market.

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L&Q picked as Brent Cross South partner

23/02/2017 3:50 pm

L&Q has been selected by Argent Related and Barnet Council to deliver 132 homes at the 6,700-home Brent Cross South scheme in north west London.

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House building falls in 2016

23/02/2017 11:55 am

Completions of new build homes fell by 1% in 2016, according to the government’s official measure of new build activity.

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Time running out to win £500 vouchers in our lettings survey

23/02/2017 10:01 am

Inside Housing readers who complete a survey about their organisation’s approach to letting properties have the chance to win £500 in Marks & Spencer vouchers.

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Bristol Council forced to cut housing target

23/02/2017 7:59 am

Bristol City Council has been forced to cut its target to build 1,000 homes as it seeks to make savings in its Housing Revenue Account.

Scottish parliament

UK government refuses Scottish Government's social security proposals

22/02/2017 5:40 pm

The Scottish and UK governments are in a dispute over abolishing the bedroom tax and removing housing benefit for 18-21 year olds.

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