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    TOP NEWS STORY: The new Living Wage announcement has forced housing associations to barter with councils over care contracts, as one provider warns it could face costs of £10m due to the policy.

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    PHOTO STORY: Activists who are occupying homes on the controversial Sweets Way estate in north London decided to renovate one of the boarded-up houses slated for demolition. The aim was to create a ‘show home’.

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Living Wage forces association crisis talks

TOP NEWS STORY: The new Living Wage announcement has forced housing associations to barter with councils over care contracts, as one provider warns it could face costs of £10m due to the policy.

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Rogue landlords could be forced to repay housing benefit

04/08/2015 | By Heather Spurr

Landlords could have to re-pay 12 months’ worth of housing benefit if they illegally evict tenants or fail to maintain their properties, under government plans.

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Contractor reports increase in affordable housing profit

04/08/2015 | By Carl Brown

Morgan Sindall has reported increased profits on its affordable housing activities despite a drop in profit overall.

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Hadden: Government 'very receptive' to deregistration

04/08/2015 | By Pete Apps

The government is “very, very receptive” to a controversial Policy Exchange report which suggested housing associations should deregister, it has been claimed.

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High Court quashes small site affordable homes threshold

03/08/2015 | By Pete Apps

A High Court judge has quashed controversial planning guidance which removed affordable housing contributions on small sites and converted vacant buildings.

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CIH warns of Immigration Bill impact

03/08/2015 | By Carl Brown

New immigration check rules could cause landlords to “shy away” from letting homes to non-British tenants who are in the country legally, the Chartered Institute of Housing has warned.

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Drop in opposition to green belt development

03/08/2015 | By Carl Brown

A smaller proportion of people appear to be opposed to development of the green belt than 10 years ago, a poll commissioned by a campaign group has shown.

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Welsh Assembly

Welsh landlords told to model for Osborne-style rent cut

03/08/2015 | By Pete Apps

Social landlords in Wales are modelling the impact of an English-style rent cut, as the Welsh Government considers following George Osborne in tearing up the rent formula.

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Ashby tells small landlords to notify HCA of difficulties

31/07/2015 | By Carl Brown

Smaller housing associations have been told to notify the regulator immediately if they think they cannot cope with the changes announced in the Budget.

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We have to show our government a rent cut in Wales would not be the best for our communities, says Mike Owen

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Green belt support slips

A new poll shows that more people favour development on the green belt.

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The Great Schism

Pete Apps considers the significance of Genesis’ planned move away from cheap rented housing.

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Identity crisis

Housing associations must innovate to avoid being marginalised in the face of the growing private rented sector, says Richard Parker

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Top 60: Market Sale Developments of the Year  

TOP 60: Inside Housing is showcasing the best 60 developments of the last year. Michael Atherton reports on the best market sale developments of the year

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