Sunday, 30 April 2017

Inside Housing

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  • Breaking new ground


    The momentum behind stock transfer in Scotland and Wales is growing but is not sweeping all before it, as Rebecca Evans discovered

  • Cash for quitters


    Two-thirds of staff at St Pancras and Humanist Housing Association who gave up smoking on national No Smoking Day on 12 March have remained no-smokers thanks to a company-wide scheme. The association offered a £100 bonus to staff who quit smoking for

  • Charity leads way with housing bond


    A bond issue claimed to be the first of its kind in the UK has raised £750,000 in funding for a housing charity in less than six months.The bonds were first issued in April to raise funds for Golden Lane Housing, the housing arm of learning disability

  • Dowry dilemmas


    Many councils were left in the lurch when the Communities Plan did not deliver the much hoped-for gap funding for transfer. But all hope is not lost. Sarah Webb says it's time for some positive thinking about negative value transfers

  • Intervention threat to no-star repairs service


    North Lincolnshire Council could face government intervention unless it improves its poor repairs service, the Audit Commission has warned.A re-inspection has found that chances of improvement have receded, nearly two years after the last inspection t

  • Making the transition


    The impact of stock transfer on council staff who move across to new associations has long been debated. New research suggests there's no adverse effect but the transitions could still be made smoother. Wendy Jarvis reports on the findings

  • Merger could create new homes giant


    The B&N Group is to merge with Leeds Federated Housing Association to create one of the largest housing association groups in the north of England.The new group, which is yet to be given a name, will manage more than 17,000 homes and will also underta

  • North-east board pledges continuity


    England's North East Housing Board is planning to double investment in private sector renewal over the next two years.A ring-fenced budget of £4 million for the private sector for 2004/05 and 2005/06 was announced in the Communities Plan in February.

  • Officer charged with corruption


    A former Doncaster Council officer has been charged with corrupt conduct following a police investigation into work on private sector homes.Bill Stones, 62, of South Elmsall near Wakefield, appeared at Doncaster Magistrates Court on Monday charged with

  • Pilgrims' journey


    Housing associations that were set up as transfer organisations often expand their remit and their stock. But do they retain their transfer identity? Samantha Thorp takes a look at one LSVT association's development

  • Setting an example


    Housing associations catering for the needs of Britain's Irish population are making significant strides but gaps in provision remain wide. Paul Humphries investigates

  • Sheffield commission recommendations


    Sheffield's first two neighbourhood commissions have completed their consultation on the future of council housing in their areas and are likely to recommend a mix of arm's-length management and transfer.The council has already made a successful bid for

  • Tenants welcome charter


    A charter setting out minimum standards of service that housing associations must provide has been welcomed by tenants.The charter, issued this week by the Housing Corporation, sets out the basic level of service tenants can expect from landlords on m

  • Transfer territory


    Daniel Martin takes a bird's-eye view of stock transfer in England

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