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    TOP STORY: The Home Builders Federation fears councils could seek to use compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) to hinder development, following Birmingham’s groundbreaking move to seize undeveloped land from developers.

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    TOP STORY: The National Housing Federation (NHF) is continuing to push for housing associations to be included in a Bank of England (BoE) bond-buying scheme, despite their exclusion from the initial list.

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Developers warn against councils using CPOs for undeveloped land

TOP STORY: The Home Builders Federation fears councils could seek to use compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) to hinder development, following Birmingham’s groundbreaking move to seize undeveloped land from developers.

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Burnham: give Manchester its own welfare budget

27/09/2016 4:21 pm

Andy Burnham has called on the government to devolve welfare spending to Greater Manchester.

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HFI calls for rural exemption to high-value home levy

27/09/2016 2:43 pm

Local authorities outside of major urban areas should be exempt from paying the government’s high-value home levy, a Treasury-backed group has said.

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Scottish PRS triples in size

27/09/2016 4:17 pm

The private rented sector in Scotland has almost tripled in size as a proportion of total stock over the past 16 years, the latest Scottish Household Survey has revealed.

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Brighton Council pauses waiting list rule changes

27/09/2016 4:08 pm

Brighton & Hove City Council has put plans to tighten its social housing allocations criteria on hold following concerns from opposition councillors.

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Sovereign moves repairs in-house

27/09/2016 1:53 pm

Sovereign is bringing its Hampshire repairs service in-house in a bid to save £2m over five years.

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27/09/2016 10:14 am

Labour is still calculating the cost of its pledge to build 500,000 ‘social’ homes in its first five years of government.

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Khan to publish 'best practice' guide for estate regeneration

26/09/2016 5:31 pm

Sadiq Khan is preparing to publish a “best practice guide” to outline basic standards for estate regeneration in the capital, his deputy has revealed. 

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NIFHA: 2,000 homes ambition would be threatened by reclassification

26/09/2016 3:05 pm

An ambition to increase housebuilding to 2,000 social homes annually in Northern Ireland would be threatened by this week’s expected reclassification of housing associations unless ministers act swiftly, landlords have warned.

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