Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Inside Housing

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  • ALMOs must look to the future


    Councils should not set up arm's-length management companies simply to meet the decent homes standard but should ensure they are successful organisat

  • Ban wanted on Scottish B&B use


    Shelter Scotland has called on the Scottish Executive to ban the use of bed and breakfast accommodation for homeless families except in an emergency.

  • BME lifeline only needed in north and midlands


    Black-led housing associations based in London are unlikely to apply to the £15 million fund established to assist BME associations disproportionately af

  • Executive confirms pledge for 70,000 homes to transfer


    The Scottish Executive has underlined its commitment to stock transfer during this parliamentary term.In the new partnership agreement betwee

  • Group structure is catalyst for loans deal


    Catalyst Housing Group has followed its move to a group structure by arranging loans totalling £250 million.The group, which was establis

  • Mortgage subsidies to bring teachers to London


    The best teachers in London will be able to benefit from subsidised mortgages under a radical package of measures unveiled by Prime Minister Tony Bla

  • Opposition force


    Voters in Burnley have made the British National Party their official opposition – but in Sunderland the far-right party was soundly rejected. Daniel Martin assesses its standing following Thursday's elections

  • Sitting tight


    London was quick off the mark in creating its regional housing board. Siân Gibson met the woman at the head of the table

  • Study questions stock transfers' cash merits


    A study has raised ‘significant doubts' about the value for money offered by stock transfer and the housing private finance initiative.The As

  • What lies beneath


    Transfer does not end a local authority's liability for its stock. Ian Martin suggests how councils, housing associations and funders can work together to clarify their complex inter-relationships

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