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    TOP STORY: The English social housing regulator will launch an investigation into the impact of the government’s fresh welfare spending cuts on housing associations following the 8 July Budget.

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    ANALYSIS: Short-let holiday sites such as Airbnb are coming under fire for reducing the supply of housing where resources are scarce. Is this a problem for the UK’s social landlords? Alex Turner investigates

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HCA to launch welfare cut probe

TOP STORY: The English social housing regulator will launch an investigation into the impact of the government’s fresh welfare spending cuts on housing associations following the 8 July Budget.

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Historic trust landlords seek legal advice on Right to Buy

02/07/2015 | By Pete Apps

Four housing associations established by Victorian philanthropists have taken legal advice on the government’s proposed Right to Buy extension and have ‘not ruled out a challenge’.

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Government study looks to landlords for direct building model

02/07/2015 | By Pete Apps

Academics researching a pioneering proposal for direct government commissioning of new housing are studying housing association models to see how they could be mimicked by central government.

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IDS announces changes to child poverty definition

01/07/2015

The government will change the way it measures child poverty and scrap existing targets. Iain Duncan Smith has announced.

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HCA warns about swap risk after increase in cash calls

01/07/2015 | By Carl Brown

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has issued another warning about managing interest rate swap risk after landlords’ ‘mark-to-market’ exposure doubled in 10 months.

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Charity calls for priority for older people in housing

30/06/2015 | By News team

A charity has written to new ministers calling for greater priority to be given to housing for older people.

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Associations feel like there's 'no choice but affordable rent'

30/06/2015 | By Carl Brown

Housing associations feel they have ‘no option but to develop homes for ‘affordable rent’ rather than social rent, research has found.

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London association reports record £209m surplus

30/06/2015 | By Pete Apps

L&Q has posted a record annual surplus of more than £200m as it gears up to begin its ambitious 50,000-home development drive.

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MP calls on watchdog to probe Right to Buy

30/06/2015 | By Martin Hilditch , Carl Brown

A Labour MP has written to parliamentary spending watchdog the National Audit Office (NAO) to call for an investigation into the Right to Buy.

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