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Inside Housing
05/12/2003

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  • £150,000 ceiling for new Corp boss

    05/12/2003

    Recruitment consultants have denied they are actively looking for people outside the sector to fill the position of Housing Corporation chief executive.Veredus, the company being used by the quango, has placed advertisements in The Times, The Telegraph

  • Barnardo's undermines B&B figures

    05/12/2003

    The number of families living in bed and breakfast-style accommodation is at least 6,000 more than government figures show, according to a leading children's charity.Barnardo's has accused the government of misleading the public over its target to end

  • Breathing space

    05/12/2003

    Stonewall Housing has been battling prejudice and indifference for 20 years to provide a safe haven for young gay men and lesbians. Daniel Martin found that it's also a sanctuary for its staff

  • Builders fear land bank tax

    05/12/2003

    A tax on land banks is understood to be one of the ideas under consideration as part of the pre-Budget report.The housing supply review by economist Kate Barker is next week expected to explore the idea of a tax on land banks as a possible addition to

  • Changes ahead for Evesham & Pershore

    05/12/2003

    Evesham & Pershore Housing Association is to set up a new group structure in March.Rooftop Housing Group will include EPHA, which will look after most of the stock and hold charitable status, Rooftop Homes, dealing with hospital accommodation and market

  • Charity takes ‘lucky dip' protest to No 10

    05/12/2003

    A group of wheelchair users were joined by Baroness Howarth, president of disability charity John Grooms, to deliver a letter to 10 Downing Street on Tuesday calling for government action on housing for disabled people. A new survey by John Grooms has f

  • Church leaders make their mark

    05/12/2003

    A drive to highlight housing and homelessness issues has resulted in the most senior religious figures in the country spray painting in public and another church figure spending the night behind bars.The unlikely events saw Archbishop of Canterbury Dr R

  • Culture change

    05/12/2003

    A new team in charge at Chester-le-Street Council is aiming to reverse its rock-bottom housing rating. Kath Grant spoke to them

  • Fully on board

    05/12/2003

    What's the secret of a high-performing board? Richard Kitson suggests how to find committed, knowledgeable members

  • High anxiety

    05/12/2003

    Siân Gibson finds out why communities at the heart of the Thames Gateway are preparing for its transformation with some trepidation

  • Investigation promised as ballot is branded ‘insult to democracy'

    05/12/2003

    Islington Council faces a government investigation into its consultations over the setting up of an arm's-length management organisation following claims that tenants were not properly balloted.

  • Judge rules against leaseholders over charges

    05/12/2003

    A judge has ruled that Charlton Triangle Homes does not have to repay thousands of pounds to leaseholders even though an arbitrator decided they had been unlawfully charged for repairs.The case brings to a head a long-running dispute between the associa

  • Just one contender for partner status

    05/12/2003

    Only one of the top three BME developing associations has confirmed it intends to bid to become a Housing Corporation development partner.ASRA Greater London Housing Association development director Wasim Khan said he was ‘delighted' the association had

  • Legislation on HMOs 'not enough'

    05/12/2003

    Supporters of licensing housing association homes in multiple occupation have vowed to continue the fight despite the absence of legislation in the Housing Bill.The National HMO Network and the National Union of Students are among those calling for a br

  • Lighting the way

    05/12/2003

    The Housing Corporation's ‘traffic light' assessment system is bringing a sharper focus to its regulatory judgements, says Anthony Hardy

  • New and improved?

    05/12/2003

    Housing associations are adjusting to the new world of Audit Commission inspection. Samantha Thorp asks whether they're being given a fair deal

  • Outgoing chief's pay-off breaks records

    05/12/2003

    A half-a-million pound pay-off for a departing chief executive has broken new records in the housing association sector.Geoffrey Brighton fell ill in May and left Central & Cecil Housing Trust with a payment of £498,000 – comprising a full year's salary

  • Revealing neighbourhood decline's causes

    05/12/2003

    Population movements, changing economic geography and high and low demand are key factors in neighbourhood decline, according to a new book.Poverty Street: The Dynamics of Neighbourhood Decline and Renewal combines research from 12 of the most disadvant

  • Right to buy exemptions in bill amendment

    05/12/2003

    Homes scheduled for demolition will be exempt from the right to buy under changes to be made to the Housing Bill, which is due for publication next week.Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott told MPs on Monday that amendments had been made to the draft bi

  • Sharp homelessness rise hits Wales

    10/12/2003

    Bed and breakfast use for homeless families in Wales has reached crisis point as new figures revealed it has more than doubled since last year.Figures from National Statistics show the number of households housed in B&B in March had soared by 146 per

  • Supporting People councils win plaudits

    05/12/2003

    The Audit Commission has published its first inspections into the way councils are implementing the Supporting People regime.Wirral and Bury councils' programmes are described as good (two stars) with promising prospects for improvement.Wirral was com

  • Young take 'soul' train to north-east

    10/12/2003

    James Brown had it and a new form of urban ‘soul' is key to attracting a generation of young people back to the urban areas of the north-east according to a new study.Research by think-tank Demos and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors cites

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