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Rising Star takeover

RISING STAR: As part of her prize for winning the Rising Stars competition in 2016, Alice Smith got to sit in the editor’s hot seat for this week’s issue of the magazine. Here she is making her mark

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For single use only on 3 February 2017

The benefit cap tightrope

03/02/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

In the opening investigation in our new series, IH Spotlight, Sophie Barnes unveils the first exclusive analysis of the lower benefit cap

For use in Inside Housing, 14 October 2016

A 21st century Canterbury Tale Video

12/10/2016

Redbridge Council has leased 147 homes in an old army barracks in Canterbury – more than 60 miles away – to help rehouse people on its waiting list. But neither council is overjoyed about the situation. Gavriel Hollander investigates the strains pitching local authorities into competition with each other to house their homeless residents

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The gas fright homes Video

28/07/2016 | By Simon Brandon

In April, Conars Court received a full set of gas safety certificates. Almost immediately, the gas supply had to be cut off. Simon Brandon investigates

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Raiders of the HRA Video

07/07/2016 | By Keith Cooper

Councils are increasingly using their Housing Revenue Accounts to fill gaps in their back-office budgets. While this has helped cope with wider budget cuts, Keith Cooper investigates the impact on housing resources

For use in Inside Housing, 24 June 2016

How safe are you at work? Video

24/06/2016 | By Heather Spurr

Reported assaults on housing workers are falling, but do the figures disguise under-reporting? Heather Spurr reveals the results of Inside Housing’s research

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For single use only on 24 March 2017

Rising Star takeover

24/03/2017

As part of her prize for winning the Rising Stars competition in 2016, Alice Smith got to sit in the editor’s hot seat for this week’s issue of the magazine. Here she is making her mark

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Regulating the regulator

24/03/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

After a high-profile investigation into regulation from the Welsh Public Accounts Committee, Nathaniel Barker asks what is coming next

For single use only on 24 March 2017

The age of the apprentice Video

23/03/2017

Housing associations and other house builders will soon start paying a new national apprenticeship levy. Tim Clark finds out whether they’re ready for the change

For single use only on 17 March 2017

Could Home Group's Step Down initiative make a real difference?

17/03/2017 | By Pete Apps

A small set of flats on a quiet residential road in Blackpool holds a message for the health and housing sectors. Pete Apps investigates

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For single use only on 10 March 2017

Lessons from Lakanal

10/03/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

As Southwark Council pleads guilty to four criminal charges relating to the Lakanal House fire, Sophie Barnes looks at what went wrong and whether it could happen again

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MPs launch inquiry into benefit cap

23/02/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

MPs have launched an inquiry into the benefit cap and have re-opened an inquiry into Universal Credit amid growing concern over delays.

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Housing associations 'built half of all London homes in 2016'

03/02/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

Housing associations built almost half of the new homes completed in London last year, according to a report from the National Housing Federation (NHF) published yesterday.

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Social rents have increased faster than earnings

19/01/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

Social housing rents have increased faster than earnings over the last 15 years, according to a National Audit Office (NAO) report published today.

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IFS: rising house prices create 'lucky half'

05/01/2017 | By Luke Barratt

Rising house prices and the generational gap in homeownership mean a “lucky half” of young people will get the vast majority of inherited wealth, according to a study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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More sites needed to help Traveller community, says report

14/12/2016 | By Clare Mullooly

More sites must be made available to Gypsy and Travellers communities to help alleviate the “poor health, anxiety and disconnect” they suffer as a result of a lack of suitable accommodation.

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For single use only on 17 March 2017

The council whisperer Video

15/03/2017

Natalie Elphicke has gone from City lawyer to leading the charge to boost councils’ housing delivery. Gavriel Hollander finds out what makes her tick – and if she’s pleased with her progress

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From the housing crisis to BAFTA success Video

25/01/2017 | By Martin Hilditch

Daisy-May Hudson’s film about her family’s homelessness has won praise from BAFTA. She talks to Martin Hilditch about it, and about what she is looking for from entrants to Inside Housing’s Reel Homes film competition, which she is judging

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From the Frontline - Cara Headon

17/11/2016

Radian’s customer service advisor Cara Headon tells Inside Housing about a day on the coalface of resident support

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Rising Stars winner 2016

Time for new talent

24/03/2017 | By Alice Smith, guest editor

Apprenticeships can help housing organisations meet the crucial challenge of bringing new talent into the sector, argues Alice Smith

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Housing before treatment

22/03/2017 | By Matt Downie

Housing homeless people before they receive treatment could end rough sleeping, but the policy must not disrupt existing allocations, says Matt Downie

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New apprenticeship standards represent signficant change

22/03/2017 | By Vanessa Howell

Policies such as T-levels and new apprenticeship standards are a great opportunity for the sector, says Vanessa Howell of the Chartered Institute of Housing

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  • Social landlords issue 10,000 fewer claims for possession

    26/03/2017 1:44 pm

    There is evidence that homelessness is increasing by people who have never had the opportunity to be housed, hostels closing and housing stock not growing fast enough for need. There will be a greater chance of this increasing further by introduction of universal credit and HB capping

  • Homelessness bill passes final stage as temporary accommodation use soars

    25/03/2017 10:06 am

    How can the Bill be described as part of a solution- it will not provide a single new affordable rented home - the official number of homeless households is going to increase massively as all approaches will be counted as homeless cases. It is impossible to prevent homelessness when the PRS is not an option and LHA rates frozen for 3 more years. Although this worked in Wales there are still affordable PORS properties. Housing Associations are not building affordable rented homes and when they are they are looking at affordability checks and even rents above LHA levels - 80% of market rents is leaving LHA rates behind. The really disappointing issue is that as a sector we have not got this message through to Politicians and normally the Lords do some due diligence on such Bills but not this time it seems. I also struggle to see this as a success as the affordable housing market is beyond broken.