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More than a third of councils set up housing companies

TOP STORY: More than a third of councils have set up or are considering setting up housing companies, extensive research by Inside Housing can reveal.

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Cautious welcome for government estates scheme

08/12/2016 5:06 pm

Housing professionals have broadly welcomed a new government blueprint for overhauling run-down estates across England, coupled with a £32m funding boost.

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Fraudulent housing benefit payments hit £1bn

08/12/2016 3:40 pm

Housing benefit overpayments due to fraud totalled £1bn last year, official statistics released today have revealed.

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Migrant focus for BME housing association

08/12/2016 2:00 pm

A black and minority ethnic housing association hopes to become the leading provider of services to new migrants in London as it focuses on non-housing services.

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L&G raises £170m for build-to-rent investment

08/12/2016 12:00 pm

Legal & General has raised a further £170m from institutions for its build-to-rent fund, taking its total investment in this field to around £1bn.

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Essex housing association maintains rating, but outlook is negative

08/12/2016 11:48 am

Essex-based housing association Colne has retained its A+ credit rating from ratings agency Standard & Poor’s, but has had its long-term outlook downgraded to negative. 

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£32m boost for estate regeneration

08/12/2016 11:28 am

The government is to inject an extra £32m into its flagship estate regeneration programme, ministers announced today.

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LHA cap: supported schemes remain on ice

08/12/2016 7:30 am

Supported housing providers are keeping development schemes on hold, despite a recent assurance from the government that current levels of funding will be maintained in the future.

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NHF opens internal consultation over restructure

08/12/2016 7:30 am

The National Housing Federation (NHF) is considering a reduction in staffing numbers, as it seeks to squeeze costs ahead of a cut to its annual fees.

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