Changes to CIL will not deliver homes, say developers

23/04/2014 9:59 am

Government changes to the community infrastructure levy and section 106 regime will not deliver more homes, 75 per cent of developers polled at a recent seminar said.

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Protest at landlord's HQ over suspended staff member

23/04/2014 9:41 am

A protest will take place today in London outside a housing association’s headquarters in support of a suspended staff member.

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1.75m British families poorer due to welfare cuts

22/04/2014 8:36 am

The bedroom tax and other welfare cuts have caused 1.75 million of Britain’s lowest income families to become poorer, according to a report.

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Care provider signs ninth deal with developer

23/04/2014 3:30 pm

A care provider has signed its ninth deal, for a 35-year lease agreement, with Castleoak.


Average housing benefit claim processed a week late

23/04/2014 2:44 pm

Local authorities took longer than three weeks to process housing benefit claims on average, a week longer than their target time.

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Alex Salmond

Scottish Government boosts apprenticeship target by 20%

Scotland will aim to provide 5,000 more apprenticeships every year, Alex Salmond announced today.


Marching ahead

An exclusive new survey reveals how local authorities are using freedoms under self-financing reforms to kick-start a new age of council house building. Kate Youde reports

Jules Birch

Full value

With 13 months left until the general election, how can housing demonstrate its economic, social and political value?

The three Rising Stars 2014 finalists

Rising to the challenge

The judges have cast their votes to choose the finalists of this year’s Rising Stars competition to find the best young talent in housing. Now it’s over to you to pick a winner. Kate Youde grills the final three to discover what drives them

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    Asking the right questions

    Questioning employers about discrimination has become easier, says Sarah Lamont

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    The snoozing wage

    Find out which landlord HQ has a cake addiction, losing out living wage for snoozing and a blaze of innuendos on Twitter.

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    Living wage moral conundrum

    This week we reveal the results of a survey asking whether social landlords pay the living wage.

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    The will to work

    Motivating staff is becoming increasingly tricky as pay falls in real terms and workloads increase, argues Inside Housing’s anonymous columnist

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    Time to pay a fair wage

    Social landlords are acutely aware that wages are not increasing in line with the cost of living.

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    Building bonanza

    Before the reforms to housing revenue accounts, there was speculation about the extent councils would use their powers to build.

  • Chief executive, Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd

    Impact of council mergers on associations

    Plans to merge councils across Wales could also have a huge impact on housing associations

  • Head of sustainability, Lakehouse

    Worry over eco cuts

    A review of the energy company obligation could mean a step back for efforts to insulate hard-to-treat homes

  • Environmental partner, Weightmans LLP

    Keeping things green

    New guidelines for environmental offences may mean hefty fines

  • Colin Wiles

    The mansion tax mistake

    Reform of council tax would be a better alternative to the mansion tax, writes Colin Wiles

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    Dear Eric Pickles

    A Tory council has written to Eric Pickles, condemning a cut that will mean families are ‘forced towards loan sharks’, writes Heather Spurr.

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    Housing review offers complete picture

    As ever the new UK Housing Review offers a mix of authoritative statistics and some fascinating new insights on housing across all tenures.

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    Only Two Emma Reynolds

    The shadow housing minister met her (name) match and Closed Circuit gets traumatised by De’Ath

  • Daniel Douglas small

    Debt: the new safety net?

    The ‘dark underside’ of debt was examined yesterday in a report, suggesting that more and more people are ‘using credit unsustainably as a personal safety net.’

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    Help or hindrance?

    A year in to Help to Buy, who has it helped and what has the impact been so far?

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    ECO: Up the ambition

    The government should take a lesson from its 1666 predecessor about being ambitious, says Matthew O’Connell

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    The way forward

    It’s been a tough first two years of regulation for the Homes and Communities Agency, but they have prepared us for the challenges ahead


    Think of the children

    Ask parents to raise their chief concerns about their children’s future and the affordability of housing will quickly raise its head.

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    Unlock hidden value

    A long-term look at assets can be much more productive than a short-term view

  • Chief executive, Liverpool Mutual Homes

    The missing link

    The new Investment Property Databank is a waypost for social landlords

  • Acting out to tackle domestic abuse

    An interactive training course is helping housing professionals in the south west identify and tackle domestic abuse.

  • Freedom to roam

    Brighton Housing Trust is no housing giant - but it’s a massive technological help to its clients. Jess McCabe reports

  • Room for procurement savings

    Scotland’s diverse social housing sector is still dogged by the spectre of unnecessary procurement costs but it could save up to £42 million per year, says Steve Malone

Michelle Ridings and Jasmine Atkins-Smart

Acting out to tackle domestic abuse

An interactive training course is helping housing professionals in the south west identify and tackle domestic abuse.

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