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Inside Housing
24/09/2010

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  • Healey seeks senior shadow cabinet role

    30/09/2010

    Shadow housing minister John Healey has thrown his hat into the ring in the nominations for the Labour shadow cabinet.

  • IDS launches scheme to fight loan sharks

    23/09/2010

    Iain Duncan Smith has officially launched a National Housing Federation scheme that offers loans to social housing tenants.

  • Labour attacks tenure reform plans

    30/09/2010

    Labour MPs have attacked government plans to review lifetime tenancies in a motion to be debated at the party’s annual conference today.

  • SFHA launches housing benefit campaign

    30/09/2010

    The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations has launched a campaign today against proposed changes to the housing benefit system.

  • 2010 IH Event - SHA 2010

    23/09/2010

  • 2010 IH Event - UK Housing Awards 2010

    23/09/2010

  • 2011 IH Events - Housing Heroes

    22/09/2010

  • A call to arms for housing sector

    24/09/2010

    The findings in Inside Housing’s recent survey of social housing professionals (State of play, 27 August) will not surprise many working in housing but they nevertheless represent a call to arms to prepare for what will undoubtedly amount to a serious shortfall in capacity to deliver services.

  • All new expertise

    24/09/2010

    Since its launch more than a year ago, Inside Housing’s Ask the Experts panel has been bombarded with hundreds of questions. Here, Lydia Stockdale introduces some new faces to the line-up, ready to answer your housing-related queries at the click of a mouse

  • All new expertise

    24/09/2010

    Since its launch more than a year ago, Inside Housing’s Ask the Experts panel has been bombarded with hundreds of questions. Here, Lydia Stockdale introduces some new faces to the line-up, ready to answer your housing-related queries at the click of a mouse

  • Arrest made in regeneration case

    28/09/2010

    A man has been arrested and six officers at Stoke-on-Trent’s regeneration department suspended as part of an inquiry.

  • Benefit cheats to be banned from welfare system

    29/09/2010

    Benefit fraudsters will be stripped of assets and face lengthy bans from the welfare system, announced welfare reform minister Lord Freud today.

  • Benefit cuts branded ‘social cleansing’

    28/09/2010

    A Labour MP has warned cuts to housing benefit will result in ‘social cleansing’ across the country.

  • Builders sought for National Housing Trust

    28/09/2010

    Developers have been invited to submit bids for an innovative house building scheme set up by the Scottish Government.

  • Circle posts £12.4m surplus

    24/09/2010

    Circle Anglia has become England’s third largest stock-owning housing association, its accounts have revealed.

  • City centre plan to create 5,000 new homes

    07/10/2010

    Ambitious regeneration plans for Birmingham City Centre, to include 5,000 new homes, have been unveiled by council leader Mike Whitby.

  • CLG defends planning policy

    24/09/2010

    The director general of housing at the Communities and Local Government department has strongly denied England has fallen into a planning vacuum.

  • Council receives zero-star rating

    30/09/2010

    The Audit Commission has branded a council’s landlord service ‘poor’ with ‘uncertain’ prospects for improvement.

  • Councils increase benefit payment frequency

    05/10/2010

    Several local authorities in the north east are to pay housing benefit every two weeks instead of four, to help tenants avoid eviction.

  • Court threat for commission

    24/09/2010

    The Legal Services Commission could face a wave of legal action from housing advice firms after awarding a contract to an organisation that had taken it to court.

  • Developers challenge axed planning strategies

    29/09/2010

    The government is facing a wave of legal challenges over its planning policy after two more developers launched action against its decision to scrap regional spatial strategies.

  • Document leak shows HCA is 'under review'

    24/09/2010

    The future of the Homes and Communities Agency looks uncertain as a leaked government document reveals that it is under review.

  • Doing things by the book

    24/09/2010

    Public/private development partnerships can constitute public works and must adhere to EU procurement rules. Martin Vincent, head of procurement at Mace & Jones, explains.

  • Domestic dispute

    24/09/2010

    The Liberal Democrat conference has given both the government and housing providers plenty to ponder this week.

  • Easing the burden

    27/09/2010

    As the National Housing Federation launches a loan scheme to combat door-step lenders, Wellingborough Homes explains how it has been helping tenants with financial problems.

  • Eviction threat for 82,000 London homes

    27/09/2010

    The majority of London landlords would evict tenants if they underpaid their rent by more than £20 a week because of benefit cuts.

  • Ex-church tenants in successor row

    24/09/2010

    Tenants in homes sold by the Church of England Commissioners have accused their new landlord of dropping a pledge about successor tenancies in the original tenants’ handbook.

  • Fire officers fear timber-frame death

    28/09/2010

    Fire chiefs are demanding an urgent review of the safety of the timber-frame construction method widely used in social housing.

  • Government shies away from 2012 rough sleeping pledge

    24/09/2010

    Charities have demanded clarity from the government after it repeatedly refused to back a target to end rough sleeping in England by 2012.

  • Government urged to back shared ownership

    28/09/2010

    Shared ownership is helping people on low incomes buy homes and should continue to receive government backing, a group of housing associations has said.

  • Healey tells CLG to come clean on cuts

    24/09/2010

    The shadow housing minister has demanded to know the extent of cuts to housing and regeneration budgets, after ministers agreed a secret deal with the Treasury.

  • Healey: build incentive will cause chaos

    30/09/2010

    Government plans to reward local authorities that build homes will cause ‘council tax chaos’, the shadow housing minister has said.

  • Hometrack records national price falls

    27/09/2010

    House prices have fallen across all regions of England and Wales for the first time since April 2009.

  • Hot and bothered

    24/09/2010

    The quest to build eco-friendly homes is leaving some tenants sweltering in dangerously overheated properties. Isabel Hardman reports.

  • Iron plant buyout will save north east

    24/09/2010

    The news that an agreement has been signed to buy Corus’s Teesside Cast Products plant in Redcar is what the north east region has been crying out for.

  • Ken wins campaign on housing ticket

    24/09/2010

    Ken Livingstone has been selected as Labour’s candidate for the 2012 London mayoral election after placing housing issues at the centre of his campaign.

  • Labour conference slams building cuts

    28/09/2010

    Delegates at the Labour Party conference have backed a union motion condemning cuts to social housing schemes.

  • Land Registry sees prices rise in August

    29/09/2010

    House prices rose 0.3 per cent in August with all regions of England and Wales seeing rises in the last 12 months, the Land Registry has reported.

  • Leeds to ‘miss out’ on £255m building bonus

    30/09/2010

    House building leaders have claimed Leeds will miss out on a £255 million bonus payment after slashing its plans for development.

  • Lib Dem ministers concerned by cuts

    24/09/2010

    Liberal Democrat ministers have admitted for the first time that they are unhappy with cuts proposed by the coalition government.

  • Lib Dems to overhaul housing policy

    27/09/2010

    The Liberal Democrats have launched a review of their housing policy led by senior figures within the party.

  • Lovell agrees terms with 42 Connaught clients

    28/09/2010

    Forty two housing associations and local authorities have so far agreed to transfer contracts previously held with Connaught to Lovell.

  • Mortgage drop suggests weakening market

    29/09/2010

    Mortgage approvals have fallen for the fourth consecutive month, according to Bank of England data.

  • Moving on up?

    24/09/2010

    The ‘right to move’ won’t make life better for people living in the poorest neighbourhoods

  • Olympics chief to stand down

    30/09/2010

    The chief executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority will join Network Rail in the new year.

  • Orr says providers must embrace change

    27/09/2010

    The National Housing Federation chief executive has warned housing providers they won’t survive unless they are prepared to look at new ways of operating.

  • Police unaware of most anti-social behaviour

    27/09/2010

    A study by the Inspectorate of Constabulary has found only a small proportion of anti-social behaviour is reported to the police.

  • Portillo calls for social housing cuts

    27/09/2010

    Michael Portillo has told the National Housing Federation conference social housing should be used as a ‘springboard’ to owner occupation.

  • Private sector has a major role to play

    24/09/2010

    Major housing benefit reform plans and proposals to replace council house tenancies for life with five or 10-year contracts has sparked fierce debate, as Inside Housing’s What’s the Benefit? campaign shows.

  • Public sector homes rise by 5 per cent

    24/09/2010

    Registrations of new public sector homes between June and August increased by 5 per cent on last year’s figure, latest statistics from the National House Building Council show.

  • Regulator was ‘catalyst’ for change at GHA

    04/10/2010

    The Scottish Housing Regulator has highlighted its work with Glasgow Housing Association in its annual report.

  • Remaining relevant

    24/09/2010

    A fresh approach is needed if social landlords are to continue providing value

  • Seeing red

    24/09/2010

    Former housing minister Yvette Cooper is channelling her anger at the coalition attack on housing benefit into persuading fellow MPs to oppose legislation that would let the cuts to go ahead. Lydia Stockdale reports.

  • Take it inside

    24/09/2010

    Money may be tight but sponsored sleep-outs do nothing to help the homeless

  • Tenants handed human rights boost

    24/09/2010

    Landlords could find it much more difficult to evict tenants following a landmark judgement from the European Court of Human Rights.

  • The gold rush

    24/09/2010

    A scheme which pays households for generating their own power means landlords are sitting on a potential gold mine. But to reap the rewards they must install costly solar panels. Nick Duxbury reports.

  • Threshold lowered for right to build scheme

    23/09/2010

    The level of resident support required to approve developments under the community right to build scheme will be reduced from 90 per cent to 75 per cent.

  • Time to tighten the belts

    24/09/2010

    The wage rises may be less gravity defying than last year’s, the bonuses more rare; but the pay packets of housing association bosses revealed in our annual chief executives’ salary survey remain remarkably generous.

  • Tribute to a social housing champion

    24/09/2010

    I am writing to pay public tribute to Adrian Greenwood, who retired as chief executive of Gateway Housing Association last month.

  • Voters to decide on lifetime tenancies

    24/09/2010

    Security of tenure could become a political football in every local authority area, under proposals being drawn up by the coalition government.

  • Waste not want not

    24/09/2010

    Letting mothballed properties could prevent irresponsible squatting and help bring thousands of empty homes back into use, argues Bill Randall

  • Who’s got the sweetest deal?

    24/09/2010

    Inside Housing’s annual chief executive salary survey reveals which housing association heads are unwrapping the tastiest pay packets - and compares them to council and arm’s-length housing heads for the first time. Lydia Stockdale reports.

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