Saturday, 25 October 2014

Inside Housing

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  • Board blocks 'obscene' pay rise to chief


    Board members have blocked a proposed £24,000 pay hike for the chief executive of a Scottish housing association.Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership chief executive Yvonne MacQuarrie could have seen her salary rocket to £99,000 following a study

  • Development boost for Thurrock growth area


    A parliamentary order has been laid to establish an urban development corporation aimed at boosting affordable housing supply in one of the government's key growth areas.Following a positive consultation process on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minis

  • Increasing incentives


    Rising levels of rent arrears demand an innovative response, say Roger Jarman and Lorna Brady

  • Ombudsman praises benefit improvements


    Major improvements in councils' administration of housing benefit have been highlighted by the Local Government Ombudsman.The ombudsman's annual report showed complaints about poor performance in England plummeted by almost a third in a year. The 2,05

  • Poor housing leaves London tenants little choice


    Housing association tenants in London are far less mobile than tenants in social housing elsewhere in the country, according to research for the Housing Corporation.A sector study into the mobility of London housing association tenants carried out by

  • RBC underwrites NBH to stay top of league


    The Royal Bank of Canada has cemented its position as the biggest underwriter of bonds for the social housing sector with a new £200 million bond issue for North British Housing.The bank has been appointed to underwrite and distribute the bond issue,

  • Tenants angry over exclusion from ODPM review


    London tenants have hit out after the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister refused to allow them to take part in the review of rent restructuring.The ODPM turned down a request from the London Tenants' Federation to be consulted as part of the three-ye

  • The view from here


    What do tenants think of the Communities Plan? Daniel Martin analyses the results of Inside Housing's exclusive opinion poll and talks to tenants. Housing minister Keith Hill gives the government's response

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