Sunday, 26 October 2014

Inside Housing

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  • A man of substance


    Banker, politician, housing association chair: the Housing Corporation's new chair Peter Dixon has an impressive track record. In his first full interview since his appointment, he tells Daniel Martin how his experience will inform his approach – and why

  • Bill should have a wider remit


    A bill to change landowners' responsibilities in Scotland should include measures to tackle social housing issues, the Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland has said.In written evidence to the committee considering the Title Conditions Bill, the

  • Council not at fault over gas complaint


    The Local Government Ombudsman has rejected a complaint from a Blackpool Council tenant who waited four months for his central heating system to be fixed.The tenant discovered that the gas meter had been removed from his flat on moving into the property

  • Health for all


    The vital role of housing in the nation's health has been gaining wider recognition. Sam Thorp examines how local authorities are improving the well-being of people living in temporary accommodation while Rebecca Evans investigates how Southampton Council

  • IPPR proposes purchasing to boost property numbers


    A New Labour think-tank has called for a huge programme of home purchases to create social housing in sought-after areas.The Institute for Public Policy Research says the acquisition of homes in the suburbs and countryside should be funded in part by

  • Landlords urged to educate on finance


    Social landlords' reticence over providing financial awareness training to tenants could have ‘significant implications' for their revenues when the benefits regime changes, a report has warned.The study, published by the Chartered Institute of Housin

  • Local choice


    Ruth Bagnall, local authorities' new standard bearer for housing, tells Siân Gibson about the challenges ahead

  • Providers fear regime's bureaucratic overload


    Housing associations have attacked the regulatory regime underpinning Supporting People as overly bureaucratic and expensive for providers.Tony Lightfoot, chief executive of Boston Mayflower, slammed the ‘spiralling costs and demands' placed on housin

  • University shelves housing course


    A respected university's post-graduate housing course has been suspended because too few graduates were interested in applying.Birmingham Univers

  • Valuation wrangle delays transfer


    Scotland's most advanced stock transfer scheme is being held up because of wrangling over its stock valuation just weeks before the transfer was due

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