Sunday, 28 May 2017

Inside Housing

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  • A fair instrument


    Landlords and well-behaved tenants have nothing to fear from the government's housing benefit reforms, Chris Pond tells Mario Ambrosi in his first full interview as minister

  • Benefit outsourcing wins support


    Research into why some councils excel at administering housing benefit has been commissioned by government as another study gave significant support to contracting out the service to the private sector.The Department for Work and Pensions has commiss

  • Council hits back after zero-rating


    Repairs and maintenance at Gravesham Council has been branded a zero-star service in a batch of critical Audit Commission inspections.Inspectors found the authority's performance was poor and had uncertain prospects for improvement and warned shortfal

  • Gateway 2016 target ‘cannot be realised'


    The required step change in housing provision is unlikely to be achieved in a key growth area by 2016, according to research commissioned by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.A report by consultants Roger Tym and Partners and Llewelyn Davies say

  • North Staffs pathfinder plans 4,000-home demolition


    A £35 million plan to ease market decline has been agreed by the North Staffordshire housing market renewal pathfinder.A strategic framework for market renewal with interim aims and objectives will attempt to align a sub-regional economic strategy wit

  • Opposition grows against benefit docking plan


    Government plans to dock anti-social tenants' housing benefit ‘will not work in Scotland', homelessness charities have warned amid mounting opposition to the proposals across the UK.Shelter Scotland is one of a number of bodies that has said the propo

  • Pinpointed for growth


    Aylesbury has emerged as one of the key centres in John Prescott's housing growth areas. David Singleton finds out if the town is ready for its own step change

  • Simple steps


    Specialist housing providers have much to teach on tenant participation, says Helen Ferguson

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