Saturday, 30 August 2014

Inside Housing
21/05/2010

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  • ALMO board sacked for suspending boss

    26/05/2010

    A council has sacked the entire board of its arm’s-length management organisation after a row over its chief executive.

  • Autism link to homelessness

    26/05/2010

    Researchers have uncovered anecdotal evidence that disproportionate numbers of rough sleepers have undiagnosed autism.

  • Blue is the colour

    21/05/2010

    If the ‘big society’ plan unveiled this week by the prime minister and his Liberal Democrat deputy is anything to go by, the colour of social policy under this coalition government will be blue.

  • Brace yourself

    21/05/2010

    With a new government in place we must prepare for major cuts and changes

  • Cabinet’s missing minister

    21/05/2010

    Housing minister Grant Shapps will not attend cabinet meetings unlike his four Labour predecessors. Does it matter and what does it say about the importance of housing within the new coalition government? Chloë Stothart finds out

  • Charity investment costs CIH £400,000

    27/05/2010

    The Chartered Institute of Housing saw its operating loss increase by more than £400,000 in 2009 after investing in charitable activities.

  • Charnwood fails to secure vital funding

    21/05/2010

    An arm’s-length management organisation which sacked its finance manager following an overspend has been criticised by inspectors.

  • CIH 2010 Partners Sponsor Profile - United House

    27/05/2010

  • CLG cuts dwarf £170m investment

    24/05/2010

    The government is slashing the budget of the Communities and Local Government department but putting an extra £170 million into social housing.

  • Consortium wins £450m Newcastle deal

    24/05/2010

    The Barratt Keepmoat Yuill consortium has been appointed development partner for the £450 million Scotswood scheme to regenerate Newcastle’s west end.

  • Duncan Smith plans benefit overhaul

    21/05/2010

    The new work and pensions secretary is considering radical changes to the way housing benefit is calculated to cut the soaring bill.

  • Durkan lands £11.5m contract

    24/05/2010

    Construction firm Durkan has been awarded an £11.5 million housing association contract to build 94 homes in Surrey.

  • Ealing to take housing management in-house

    21/05/2010

    Ealing Council has dropped plans to pass management of its homes from its arm’s-length management organisation to private companies, following a leadership change.

  • Eyeing a change

    21/05/2010

    Introducing a regulator in Scotland is a positive move but landlords must be aware of some risks, says James McMorrow

  • First Weaver test case to reach court

    21/05/2010

    A High Court case is set to reveal whether housing associations will be treated as public bodies in certain circumstances.

  • From pillar to post

    25/05/2010

    Recent guidance has clarified who should provide support for homeless 16 and 17 year olds. Hannah Britz explains why it was needed.

  • Getting in the big guns

    21/05/2010

    The government is preparing to give building contracts to private landlords, but how well will they do?

  • Government cuts 'mixed bag' for housing sector

    25/05/2010

    Government plans to save £6.2 billion but invest £170 million of the proceeds in social housing have been met with a cautious welcome by housing representatives.

  • Government told to strengthen environmental plans

    24/05/2010

    The coalition government has come under fire for gaps in its strategy for cutting carbon emissions from new and existing homes.

  • Hanover pulls out of home repairs talks

    21/05/2010

    Older people’s housing provider Hanover has abandoned talks about it buying a network of firms which carry out home repairs and adaptations.

  • HCA cuts £230m and freezes new spending

    26/05/2010

    The Homes and Communities Agency has cut £230 million from existing programmes and frozen spending on key schemes including Kickstart and the national affordable housing programme.

  • Helping talent to grow

    21/05/2010

    In her latest visit to the Places of Change Garden Lydia Stockdale finds out how the Chelsea Flower Show entry is giving homeless people a chance to gain some qualifications

  • HIPs scrapped to boost housing market

    21/05/2010

    The government has suspended home information packs, which homeowners had to produce to sell their home.

  • Homelessness garden wins Chelsea silver medal

    25/05/2010

    A garden built by hundreds of homeless people has scooped a silver medal at the Chelsea Flower Show.

  • Housing associations cut legal spending

    27/05/2010

    Nearly three quarters of social housing providers are expecting to spend less on legal fees in the next financial year according to figures from Inside Housing’s first annual legal fees survey.

  • Housing minister gets wider remit

    21/05/2010

    New housing minister Grant Shapps will also oversee local government, regeneration, and climate change and sustainable development.

  • Housing starts increase in first quarter

    21/05/2010

    House building picked up in the first quarter of 2010, although it remained well below the peak levels seen in 2007.

  • Housing’s super heroes

    21/05/2010

    Our annual Housing Heroes awards celebrate those individuals and teams who have made a super human effort. Lydia Stockdale shines a spotlight on this year’s winners

  • Investment trust to fund building in Wales

    27/05/2010

    The Welsh government has given an £178,000 grant to Community Housing Cymru to develop an investment trust for house building.

  • Landlord appoints new head after bullying claims

    26/05/2010

    A Lincolnshire housing association whose chief executive left amid allegations of bullying has appointed a replacement.

  • Localism must not become 'nimby's charter'

    26/05/2010

    Housing bodies have warned that shifting responsibility for development to local authorities must not result in fewer homes, after legislation was unveiled in the Queen’s speech.

  • Movers & shakers

    21/05/2010

    Sinead Butters has been appointed chair of the North Area Social Housing Forum. Ms Butters is chief executive of Aspire Group.

  • NHF: subsidiaries could help raise development cash

    21/05/2010

    Housing associations should consider issuing shares through unregulated subsidiary companies to raise funds, according to a radical new report from the National Housing Federation.

  • Northern Irish sector warned to attract more private investors

    21/05/2010

    The Northern Irish housing sector must make itself more attractive to private investors if it is to weather the economic storm, an influential report will state.

  • Planners approve green belt development

    26/05/2010

    Planning permission has been granted for a 369-home development in Epsom, Surrey.

  • Queen's speech bill will shift power to councils

    25/05/2010

    Legislation to shift responsibility for housing from central to local government and give communities the power to build homes have been set out in the Queen’s speech.

  • Scots publish plans for housing policy overhaul

    25/05/2010

    The Scottish Government has produced wide-ranging proposals to radically shake-up housing and produce a ‘recession-proof’ policy for the country.

  • Simply the best

    21/05/2010

    They came, they saw - and they inspired.

  • So near and yet so far

    21/05/2010

    The saga of Chelsea Barracks is a lesson to those looking to provide social housing through private development, says Chris Blackhurst

  • Tenant given ASBO for dog attacks

    27/05/2010

    A tenant who set her dog on parents and children as they walked home from a nearby school has been given a two-year anti-social behaviour order.

  • The net is closing in

    21/05/2010

    Charitable housing providers must be prepared for regulation, says Peter Hubbard

  • There are two sides to education story

    21/05/2010

    I was surprised by the tone of the news analysis article ‘Home schooled’ (Inside Housing, 9 April).

  • Top CLG official to step down

    24/05/2010

    The most senior civil servant at the Communities and Local Government department is leaving to take up a new post.

  • Treasury review targets housing spending

    21/05/2010

    Plans to build thousands of affordable homes with £380 million of public funds are under threat following the announcement of a government spending review.

  • Troubled ALMO loses two-star rating

    25/05/2010

    The performance of a troubled arm’s-length management organisation has worsened, according to the Audit Commission.

  • UK Housing Awards - IH Mini Profile - Welsh Government

    25/05/2010

  • Watchdog to probe hostel man’s death

    21/05/2010

    The police watchdog is to investigate a complaint about a force’s contact with a homeless man before he was found dead in a car park.

  • Welsh halt mortgage rescue scheme

    27/05/2010

    The Welsh Assembly Government has suspended its popular mortgage rescue scheme while it processes current applications.

  • Westminster has its priorities right

    21/05/2010

    I write in response to the article ‘Westminster to restrict lettings’ (Inside Housing, 30 April ) and to also correct a number of inaccuracies.

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