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Inside Housing
21/02/2003

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  • A demanding problem

    26/02/2003

    Councils and academics are calling for more pro-active affordable housing policy in Scotland. But is the Scottish Executive listening? Michael Lloyd reports

  • Birmingham plans out priorities

    21/02/2003

    Improving housing services is among Birmingham Council's top corporate priorities for the coming year, its cabinet has said.The priority outlined in the council's corporate plan says: ‘We are determined to provide better social services and housing –

  • Call for investment in north

    21/02/2003

    The government should invest in redeveloping low demand areas in the north of England to end the differences between housing markets in the north and south, a book published this week recommends.Authors Anne Power, professor of social policy at the Lo

  • Christian charities to call for justice

    21/02/2003

    Two church-based housing charities are to go ahead with plans to merge after months of negotiation.The Catholic Housing Aid Society and the Churches National Housing Coalition are joining together to form Housing Justice, a Christian organisation dedi

  • CIH Scotland warns against extending ASBO legislation

    21/02/2003

    The use of anti-social behaviour orders should not be extended to Scottish housing associations without further consultation, the Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland has warned.The institute has criticised the Scottish Executive for tabling a l

  • Council error led to extra B&B bill

    21/02/2003

    Torbay Council will pay a family £200 after failing to advise them that they could apply to have additional temporary housing costs waived.The family received housing benefit but was asked to pay the landlord up to an additional £25 per week to cover

  • Eastern promise

    26/02/2003

    It's set to be one of the country's most important development areas. But who's doing what and where? Siân Gibson gets the low-down on the Thames Gateway

  • Elonex wins corporation IT contract

    21/02/2003

    A contract to provide IT services to the Housing Corporation has been awarded to supplier Elonex.Inside Housing revealed how staff working at the corporation were facing disciplinary action after details of rival bids for the multi-million pound contr

  • Equal rights for transfer staff

    21/02/2003

    New staff who join large-scale stock transfer housing associations will be entitled to terms and conditions that are ‘no less favourable' than for people who have been transferred from a local authority under TUPE arrangements.The government's decisio

  • Great expectations

    26/02/2003

    Work placements can open the eyes of students and their employers, says Jessica Benson

  • Help on offer to boost planning gain

    21/02/2003

    The Housing Corporation and the Greater London Authority will launch an electronic tool within weeks to help London councils secure more housing through planning gain.Corporation director of investment and regeneration in London Steve Douglas said imp

  • Highlighting the value of partnering

    21/02/2003

    Partnering deals have raised standards in planned maintenance, according to contractors.Three-quarters of the firms questioned for a study by building researchers BRE into planned maintenance painting felt strong relationships between contractors and

  • Holmes set to tackle youth crime

    21/02/2003

    Former Shelter director Chris Holmes has been appointed to a Home Office board set up to tackle youth crime.Mr Holmes, a visiting research fellow with the Institute for Public Policy Research, and former Liberal Democrat MP for Taunton Jackie Ballard

  • Home buying cash incentives to be given government boost

    21/02/2003

    Government moves to speed up schemes helping tenants buy homes on the open market have been endorsed by a Commons committee.The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister hopes to end the practice of councils needing to get approval from John Prescott to run

  • Hull delays consultation plans

    21/02/2003

    Hull Council has put a consultation on plans to demolish a chunk of its stock on hold – leading to fears that the government may intervene.Cabinet portfolio member for housing Chris Jarvis said he was unhappy with proposals to demolish 2,500 homes ove

  • Insider knowledge

    26/02/2003

    Housing recruiters need to put skills on a par with experience, argues Paul Winslet – and he should know

  • Law Lords uphold homelessness appeal

    21/02/2003

    A local authority has successfully fended off a legal challenge which could have forced councils across the country to review their homelessness procedures.Five law lords have backed a Court of Appeal ruling from last year that Tower Hamlets Council h

  • Meeting to discuss regional boards

    21/02/2003

    Details of how the regional housing boards proposed in the Communities Plan will work were thrashed out in a meeting between key stakeholders this week.The proposal, first announced in last year's spending review, will see annual development programme

  • Oceans apart

    26/02/2003

    Extending the right to buy will be good for tenants, landlords and the Conservative Party, says shadow housing minister Geoffrey Clifton-Brown. Mario Ambrosi spoke to him

  • ODPM admits right to buy blunder

    21/02/2003

    The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has admitted responsibility after failing to inform some councils where right to buy discounts are to be slashed.Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott wants to cut RTB discounts in up to 42 local authorities (Insi

  • plans to improve at no-star easington

    21/02/2003

    Another Durham council has been given a no-star inspection report by the Audit Commission. Easington Council's housing repairs and maintenance service was rated poor with promising prospects for improvement by the housing inspectorate.The verdict foll

  • Prescott accused of ‘smothering' RTB research

    21/02/2003

    John Prescott has been accused of trying to ‘smother' controversial research on abuses of the right to buy.The much-anticipated report from Heriot-Watt University was commissioned to inform government reform of RTB. But its publication as part of the

  • Regulation deters the move to market renting

    21/02/2003

    A tighter regulatory burden is preventing housing associations from offering more homes at market rents, researchers have found.Housing associations told the research team they would like to provide more housing for middle-income earners but said incr

  • Shelter wants asylum rule scrapped

    21/02/2003

    Homelessness charity Shelter is calling on the government to drop new asylum legislation after the high court ruled it breached the European Convention on Human Rights.Mr Justice Collins backed a case by asylum seekers that section 55 of the Nationali

  • Standing out from the crowd

    26/02/2003

    A major new campaign hopes to consign overcrowding to the history books. Mario Ambrosi meets the MP looking for a great leap forward — and reports on some of the families facing the squeeze

  • Stepping up to support

    26/02/2003

    Finding the right people to run Supporting People was a challenge from the start. Samantha Thorp examines how councils have coped

  • The new East Ender

    26/02/2003

    The Thames Gateway needs to create sustainable communities with the jobs to match, says investment supremo Aman Dalvi. Siân Gibson spoke to him

  • The secrets of success

    26/02/2003

    Fiona Jamieson says coaching can help turn a good performer into a champion

  • Tomorrow's people

    26/02/2003

    After all the talk about bringing fresh talent into housing, many employers are taking action. David Singleton meets the new intake at Genesis

  • Tug of war

    26/02/2003

    Public sector recruiters face strong competition for the best candidates, says Marcia Roberts

  • Visions of home

    26/02/2003

    Clear themes are emerging from research into the housing and support needs of the visually impaired. John Percival investigates

  • Winning the generation game

    26/02/2003

    Employers could be denying themselves access to significant pools of labour though ageism. Chris Root looks at the issues

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