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Inside Housing
01/04/2010

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  • Ad of upset woman was unnecessary

    01/04/2010

    I’m not sure what people are supposed to see in the advertisement you printed this week, (Inside Housing, 19 March) other than a very upset woman trying to defend herself.

  • Advisory body to work with councils

    07/04/2010

    The independent body advising the government on housing affordability is expanding its remit to help develop local plans.

  • Anchor to transfer HIAs to Hanover

    01/04/2010

    Anchor Trust has announced it intends to pull out of its home improvement agency business and transfer all its branches to another provider.

  • Anti-social behaviour hit squad unveiled

    06/04/2010

    The first members of an ‘action squad’ to tackle anti-social behaviour in social housing start work today.

  • Architect of reform

    01/04/2010

    Martin Cave is the brains behind today’s reform of housing regulation. Far from celebrating, Isabel Hardman finds him in philosophical mood as his ideas finally come to fruition.

  • Birmingham seeks to ban sex attacker

    01/04/2010

    A sex attacker has been allowed to return to the block of council flats in which his victim lives, just days after being found guilty of her assault.

  • Blooming marvellous

    01/04/2010

    More than 300 homeless people will plant the largest show garden in this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. In the first in a series of reports on the Places of Change garden, Lydia Stockdale looks at how the project is boosting its participants’ skills.

  • Bristol uncovers tenant ‘fridge’ scam

    01/04/2010

    Bristol Council is spending £3 million overhauling its heating systems after tenants discovered they could dramatically reduce their bills by placing payment meters in the fridge.

  • CIH assesses role of intermediate rent

    07/04/2010

    A paper assessing the role housing associations could play in offering homes for intermediate rent has been published by the Chartered Institute of Housing.

  • Committee critical of Crown Estate sell off

    01/04/2010

    The Crown Estate should review how it consulted communities whose affordable homes it plans to sell off, the Treasury select committee has said.

  • Credit is due

    01/04/2010

    The Budget’s bank accounts for all is a step in the right direction but people need access to affordable credit

  • Cutting costs

    01/04/2010

    Housing slipped back down the agenda in Labour’s Budget

  • Deal or no deal?

    01/04/2010

    It may only have taken Labour 13 years of government, but weeks before the expected general election the party has finally outlined detailed plans to dismantle the hated housing revenue account system.

  • Don’t put your eggs in one basket

    01/04/2010

    Now that investing in bricks and mortar is not as safe as it used to be maybe it’s time we start hedging our bets, writes Chris Blackhurst

  • Election date prompts calls for support

    06/04/2010

    Housing professionals have called for all political parties to make clear commitments to housing, as the date for the election is announced.

  • Election panel: readers back HRA reforms

    08/04/2010

    Government plans to give councils freedom to manage their own housing finances in exchange for taking a share of £25 billion of debt have been broadly backed by Inside Housing readers.

  • Employment charity joins Crisis

    07/04/2010

    An organisation which helps homeless people gain access to employment has merged with homelessness charity Crisis.

  • Essex becomes latest eco-town site

    08/04/2010

    A partnership of councils in Essex is to receive £200,000 to help develop proposals for new eco-town standard communities.

  • Firefighters die in Southampton blaze

    07/04/2010

    Two firefighters have died battling a blaze in a 15-storey Southampton Council tower block.

  • Fraud police hunt Ujima finance chief

    08/04/2010

    Police have appealed for help tracking down the former finance director of failed housing association Ujima, who has gone on the run.

  • Green menace

    06/04/2010

    Christian Silk, from law firm TLT, explains how village green legislation poses a threat to developers

  • Guidance defines support for homeless teenagers

    06/04/2010

    The government has issued guidance to clarify the roles housing departments and social services should play in helping homeless 16 and 17-year-olds.

  • Heathrow-inspired office sharing idea takes off

    01/04/2010

    The Tenant Services Authority will move its entire workforce into the offices of the Homes and Communities Agency in the UK’s biggest ever hot-desking project.

  • Housing to play bigger role in care

    01/04/2010

    Housing providers will play a much bigger role in delivering health and care services under government plans for a National Care Service, ministers have announced.

  • Lambeth issues fire risk assessments

    06/04/2010

    Arm’s-length management organisation Lambeth Living has published fire-risk assessments for its high rise blocks with more than 10 storeys.

  • Land initiative sites to deliver 450 homes

    06/04/2010

    The Homes and Communities Agency has announced the next three sites to be developed under its public land initiative.

  • Lender reports house price surge

    09/04/2010

    House prices rose 1.1 per cent in March, reversing a 1.6 per cent fall seen the previous month, according to the Halifax.

  • Let’s ditch the red tape

    01/04/2010

    Conservative planning policy would not be a ‘free-for-all’ — it would simply speed up development

  • London mayor’s hollow promises

    01/04/2010

    I don’t mind being corrected if someone has done their homework, but Steve O’Connell (Inside Housing, 12 March) clearly hasn’t! The claim by the London Assembly Conservative group housing spokesperson that all 50,000 affordable homes will be new is downright wrong.

  • Lumley supports Thames Reach campaign

    01/04/2010

    Actress Joanna Lumley has sailed up in a cherry picker crane to hand paint a billboard in support of charity Thames Reach.

  • Majority of councils back HRA overhaul

    01/04/2010

    The vast majority of councils have told the government they support plans that would see them leave the current housing subsidy system and become self-financing.

  • Movers & shakers

    01/04/2010

    The Homes and Communities Agency has appointed Jane Briginshaw as head of design and sustainability. She joins from Partnerships for Schools, where she was design director.

  • MPs: review LHA ‘lottery’ system

    01/04/2010

    A cross-party group of MPs has demanded a review of the way local housing allowance is calculated because the current system makes access to a home a ‘postcode lottery’.

  • Oldham tenants agree transfer from ALMO

    07/04/2010

    Tenants in Oldham have become the first in the country to vote in favour of transferring their homes from a successful arm’s-length management organisation.

  • Party poopers

    01/04/2010

    Two years ago the Tenant Services Authority invited anyone who wanted to become a provider of social housing to register with it. So why haven’t people been rushing to join the party? Isabel Hardman investigates

  • Plan to split ALMO owners

    01/04/2010

    Local communities could take control of arm’s-length management organisations in a bid to gain access to more private investment.

  • Planning exemption to boost rural homes

    08/04/2010

    Parish councils could be allowed to build affordable homes without planning permission, under government proposals.

  • Planning fund raised to £146 million

    07/04/2010

    Funding available to help councils ensure new homes are built has been increased to £146 million this year, from £135 million in 2009/10.

  • Private homes miss affordable standards

    09/04/2010

    Private developers are building homes up to a third smaller than recommended for affordable housing, a study has found.

  • Regions miss house building goals

    06/04/2010

    The national housing crisis is set to intensify, according to research, as too few homes are being built in every region.

  • Revealed: HRA winners and losers

    01/04/2010

    Five councils would take on more than £1.5 billion worth of additional debt between them under government plans to revamp the entire housing finance system.

  • Scottish HAs face £169m funding cut

    01/04/2010

    Housing associations in Scotland will build 1,569 fewer homes next year after a £169 million funding fall, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations has warned.

  • Seeing clearly

    01/04/2010

    Housing professionals must keep focused on a core aim if they are to remain motivated

  • South east building goals 'insufficient'

    08/04/2010

    MPs have urged regional bodies in the south east to prepare to revise and increase their house building targets.

  • T-Day landings

    01/04/2010

    It’s finally here - after more than a year making sure it’s fighting fit, the Tenant Services Authority’s new regulatory regime heads into battle today. The new rules apply to everyone. Lydia Stockdale presents the ultimate guide to to making sure you hit the ground running.

  • Tenant evicted over 38 dogs

    09/04/2010

    A housing association in Oxford has evicted a tenant whose 38 dogs sparked numerous complaints from neighbours.

  • Terrorism links harm community scheme

    07/04/2010

    A government programme for tackling extremism has been attacked for undermining community cohesion.

  • The age of girl power

    01/04/2010

    Social housing has few female CEOs, a position at odds with their pioneering role in the sector, as Anita Pati explains

  • The changing of the guard

    01/04/2010

    It’s finally here — 1 April is the day everything changes as far as housing regulation goes for all types of housing provider in England. So what do you need to know?

  • Today’s the day

    01/04/2010

    This is no April Fool trickery. T-Day is finally here. It’s a day of monumental firsts for housing as the Tenant Services Authority opens up its new rule book, more than three years after ministers announced their intention to overhaul housing regulation.

  • TSA reveals interim inspection regime

    01/04/2010

    The Tenant Services Authority and the Audit Commission have announced further details of their interim inspection regime.

  • We did not mean to cause offence

    01/04/2010

    I was surprised to receive John Badcock’s email complaining about our advert in Inside Housing.

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