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    TOP NEWS STORY: An influential committee of MPs has slammed the government’s plan to fund the extension of the Right to Buy through a levy on councils, saying it should be financed by central government directly.

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MPs attack RTB funding plan

TOP NEWS STORY: An influential committee of MPs has slammed the government’s plan to fund the extension of the Right to Buy through a levy on councils, saying it should be financed by central government directly.

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US investor eyes HA partners after Pocket deal

10/02/2016 8:15 am | By Pete Apps

A giant American real estate investor which has taken a share of a UK affordable housing business says it would “welcome” the opportunity to work with London’s housing associations.

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London rents rise at slowest rate for two years

10/02/2016 8:20 am | By Pete Apps

Rents in London rose at their slowest rate for almost two years over the last three months, slipping to a slower pace than the South East and East Midlands.

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Estates regeneration panel unveiled

09/02/2016 1:01 pm | By Carl Brown

Two housing association chief executives have been named on a 17-strong panel of experts tasked with drawing up a national strategy for estate regeneration.

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Offsite payments increase 72%

09/02/2016 7:38 am | By Sophie Barnes

The value of payments made to councils by developers in lieu of onsite affordable housing has jumped 72% in a year, according to official figures.

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Clark: government could allow planning fee increases

08/02/2016 6:38 pm | By Sophie Barnes

The government will consult on allowing “well-performing” planning departments to increase their fees in line with inflation, the secretary of state for Communities and Local Government announced today.

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Grainger buys Kew sites and sells German arm

09/02/2016 3:56 pm | By Pete Apps

A large private rented sector landlord has sold its German arm and bought a £57.3m site in west London as it begins an £850m development drive.

Homeless

GLA to spend £5m on leasing homelessness premises

09/02/2016 9:39 am | By Heather Spurr

City Hall is planning to spend £5m on providing permanent accommodation for a flagship homelessness scheme, as premises are threatened with closure.

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Redrow announces increased completions

09/02/2016 9:33 am | By Carl Brown

Redrow has announced an 18% increase in completions in the first half of 2015/16, citing the government’s Help to Buy scheme as a factor in helping demand.

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Positive picture

The Scottish Housing Regulator’s ambition is to empower tenants, says Michael Cameron

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Data protection

Tenancy verification tools can help create a more efficient housing system, says John Marsden

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Going rogue

Jules Birch blogs on clashes over housing in the Commons featuring three different sorts of rogue

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Checking the Bill

MPs are calling for fundamental changes to the Housing Bill – but will it make much difference?

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Asset effect

Tenure in the UK today is a metaphor for inequality, says Kevin Gulliver

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For use in Inside Housing, 5 February 2016

From homeless hostel to backpacker's paradise

INCOME MANAGEMENT: When One Housing found out its central London homeless hostel must shut due to funding cuts, it turned the property into a money-spinner. Simon Brandon reports

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