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NHF warns of 'significant risks' in deal-based rents approach

TOP STORY: The National Housing Federation (NHF) has warned of “significant risks” to a deal-based approach for future rent settlements.

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Public land sales lag well below target

20/02/2017 6:18 pm

The government has sold enough land for less than 14,000 homes, leaving it well off the pace required to meet its target to dispose of land for 160,000 homes in this Parliament.

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Scottish ministers warn against bedroom tax 'clawback'

20/02/2017 5:13 pm

Scottish ministers have urged the UK government not to cap claimants’ benefits when the Scottish Government abolishes the bedroom tax.

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Statistics watchdog to speak to DCLG over million homes target

20/02/2017 7:30 am

The UK’s statistics watchdog will open talks with government officials to improve the clarity of numbers used to track its much-vaunted ‘million homes’ target.

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NHF calls for rent freedom in Budget

17/02/2017 5:01 pm

The National Housing Federation (NHF) is calling for rent freedom and for housing to play a part in the government’s industrial strategy, ahead of next month’s Budget.

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Report calls for Welsh pensioner homes budget

17/02/2017 4:19 pm

Wales needs a special budget to encourage building homes for older people to help cope with the country’s ageing population, a report claims.

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L&Q market sale and rent activity ramps up

17/02/2017 4:19 pm

L&Q ramped up its delivery of market sale and rent units during the nine months to 31 December 2016, as its social housing activity dropped.

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Global Accounts: short-term debt due doubles in year

17/02/2017 9:40 am

Housing associations had more than £1.9bn of short-term debt coming up for renewal in the 12 months to April 2016 – double the amount experienced in the previous year.

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Global Accounts: associations' sales activity soars 39%

17/02/2017 9:37 am

Just 10 housing associations were responsible for three-quarters of the sale activity carried out by UK landlords in 2015/16, while the total proceeds from such sales grew by 39%.

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    The potential impact of LHA cap on sheltered housing is devastating

    The government’s proposals for supported housing funding risk breaking part of the market that is currently working, warns Howard Nankivell of Anchor

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    Rent increases in return for supply risks creating a two-tier system

    True rent freedom – as opposed to a rent increase deal – would boost supply and potentially deliver greater fairness for tenants, says James Prestwich of the National Housing Federation

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    Our commercialism enables us to expand social purpose

    As the HCA reveals a surge in commercial activity, Susan Hickey explains why Peabody is building more homes for market sale

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    Rent increases in return for delivery would be just the start

    The rent-setting negotiation with government is an opportunity for the sector to get around the table, says Placeshapers’ Sinéad Butters

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    From the frontline - Fern Smith

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    Alliance Homes’ support caseworker, Fern Smith, explains why Hollywood’s loss is housing’s gain

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      The Housing White Paper: piecing together the puzzle

      ANALYSIS: The White Paper called on the sector to link up to tackle the housing crisis. But what do the participants make of it? Inside Housing’s news team joins up the pieces

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