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Lower benefit cap would 'push affordable rents out of reach'

23/10/2014 0:00 am

Affordable rents would be out of reach for families on benefit in London if welfare is capped at £23,000 a year, landlords have warned.

Lord Freud

Campaign group calls for Lord Freud's resignation

23/10/2014 0:00 am

The Learning Disability Alliance England has issued ten reasons why Lord David Freud should resign following his comments about disabled people being ‘not being worth’ the living wage.

Court of appeal

High Court rejects single parents' bedroom tax challenge

23/10/2014 0:00 am

Three single parents, who claimed the bedroom tax breached their human rights by limiting access to their children, have had their case rejected by a High Court judge.

High court

Landmark appeal against out of London placements refused

22/10/2014 4:32 pm

Councils can house tenants outside of London without carrying out a detailed assessment of all the available properties nearby, a landmark court ruling has confirmed.

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Seven things the Lyons review offers housing

So what clues does the Lyons Review offers us about housing up to 2020? Here are seven talking points the review that raised.

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  • Heather Spurr

    Crisis decisions

    A consultation on how the government could fund local welfare schemes will be received differently by charities and councils, Heather Spurr writes

  • JUles Birch small

    Poverty prism

    Who said this? ‘What is currently happening in the housing market epitomises our concerns about Britain becoming a permanently divided nation.’

  • Nick Abbey

    Scratching the surface

    A strategy to increase the housing options for elderly people would have a positive impact on the young and old

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    Eric Pickles arrives in Valhalla

    Winning Nick Atkin’s style, Dr Earth has a vision for Nigel Farage and Eric Pickles arrives in ‘Valhalla’

  • Kathleen Kelly

    Tackling poverty post Lyons

    The Lyons review paves the way for new homes, but Kathleen Kelly says we need more to ensure housing protects against poverty.

  • Chief executive, Orbit Group

    After the Lyons roar

    Although calls for a strategy to fix Britain’s broken housing market are not new, the Lyons review should be a catalyst for fresh thought and action to solve the housing crisis

  • Minister for welfare reform

    Reform fit for our time

    Universal credit is being rolled out nationwide - and it is going to change lives, says Lord David Freud

  • Editor, Inside Housing

    Give us a strategy

    After the 2010 general election, localism was one of the government’s buzzwords, alongside its long forgotten cousin the Big Society.

  • Chair, Pellings

    Price fixation can be costly

    Social landlords should not repeat past mistakes by valuing cost over quality

  • Director of housing, Thames Valley Housing

    Helping tenants helps us

    Schemes to assist residents find work improves satisfaction and bottom line



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