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Inside Housing
11/07/2003

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  • Added value

    11/07/2003

    Contractors cannot afford to treat a regeneration scheme as a simple construction project, says Bryan Sabin

  • ALMOs split campaigners

    12/07/2003

    Arm's-length management has opened cracks between groups previously united in defence of council housing.The ALMO option for high-performing councils has divided opinion among organisations such as Defend Council Housing, trade union Unison and the Te

  • Aspirational living

    11/07/2003

    Housing market studies that ignore the perceptions and aspirations of the residents themselves are unlikely to hit the mark, says Kesia Reeve

  • Bite back

    11/07/2003

    A neighbourhood renewal drive in a Scottish town hit hard by drug dealers has allowed residents to ‘vet' would-be tenants. Michael Lloyd reports

  • Brown studies associations' performance

    12/07/2003

    A major new Treasury study will explore ways that housing associations can improve their performance and cost-effectiveness.On Monday, Chancellor Gordon Brown said a review of the voluntary and community sectors would look at the role of registered so

  • Brown studies associations' performance

    12/07/2003

    A major new Treasury study will explore ways that housing associations can improve their performance and cost-effectiveness.On Monday, Chancellor Gordon Brown said a review of the voluntary and community sectors would look at the role of registered so

  • HACAS to focus on regeneration

    16/07/2003

    HACAS Chapman Hendy will begin to concentrate more on regeneration work once its take-over by Tribal Group is finalised.And the consultancy hopes the tie-up will enable them to compete with big hitters such as audit firm KPMG and headhunters Veridas.

  • Hill orders councils to work with builders

    16/07/2003

    Housing departments should be given a responsibility to ensure they have an adequate supply of homes for at least 10 years, the government has proposed.Launching two consultation papers today, housing minister Keith Hill said reforms were needed to en

  • McCarthy to spearhead Communities Plan

    12/07/2003

    Richard McCarthy, chief executive of the Peabody Trust, has been appointed the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's Communities Plan supremo.As the ODPM's director general of sustainable communities, Mr McCarthy will be responsible for delivering the

  • New beginning

    11/07/2003

    Run-down towns such as St Austell belie Cornwall's image as a paradise for holidaymakers. Mario Ambrosi reports on efforts to restore their fortunes

  • Open agenda

    11/07/2003

    Engaging people in the improvement of their neighbourhood's community spaces can bring a multitude of benefits, says Tony Hawkhead

  • Permanent record

    11/07/2003

    A succession of politicians have drawn on Mavis McDonald's knowledge and expertise. Now the top civil servant at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister faces perhaps her biggest challenge as a new ministerial team gets to grips with the Communities Plan.

  • Peter Dixon to chair corporation

    16/07/2003

    The new chair of the Housing Corporation is an independent business consultant with a background in the banking sector.Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott was set to announce today that Peter Dixon will take over from Baroness Dean when she steps down

  • Poor councils 'should lose benefit role'

    14/07/2003

    A powerful House of Commons committee has suggested councils performing badly on housing benefit administration should have the role taken away from them.The Public Accounts Select Committee questioned the Department for Work and Pensions' ability to

  • Prescott answer fires activists' hopes

    12/07/2003

    Anti-transfer activists have seized on comments by John Prescott as evidence that he ‘can't keep shutting the door' on funding for councils to meet the decent homes target.Speaking in the House of Commons, the Deputy Prime Minister appeared to signal

  • Renewal trusts could keep profits

    13/07/2003

    The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is discussing with the Treasury plans to allow the market renewal pathfinders to keep profits from development in low demand areas, a conference heard last week. Trowers and Hamlin partner Ian Doolittle unveiled

  • Subsidy changes to affect fund allocations

    15/07/2003

    The government is set to announce sweeping changes to the way management and maintenance allowances are calculated in a move that would see funds re-directed towards the north and away from rural areas.Proposals in a consultation paper, expected next

  • Trust regained

    11/07/2003

    The experience of the Abbey Hulton estate in Stoke shows that landlords can keep up with changing demand. Paul Humphries reports

  • Turn the page

    11/07/2003

    Can bookstores revive the fortunes of a town which boomed on coal and iron? David Blackman investigates

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