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    ANALYSIS: Next week, six areas of the UK will elect mayors to oversee and decide their economic strategies, representing a major handover of housing power from Westminster to the regions. Inside Housing takes a closer look

  • Why the parties should back Cathy at 50

    ANALYSIS: As politicans hit the campaign trail, we illustrate a number of graphs showing why political parties should support our Cathy at 50 campaign to tackle rough sleeping and homelessness.

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Devolution revolution

ANALYSIS: Next week, six areas of the UK will elect mayors to oversee and decide their economic strategies, representing a major handover of housing power from Westminster to the regions. Inside Housing takes a closer look

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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


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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For use in Inside Housing, 8 July 2016

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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Devolution revolution

28/04/2017 | By News team

Next week, six areas of the UK will elect mayors to oversee and decide their economic strategies, representing a major handover of housing power from Westminster to the regions. Inside Housing takes a closer look

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The human resources test Video


How do providers ensure they have the workforce to cope with rent cuts, welfare reform and Brexit? We spoke to human resources professionals and carried out our first HR survey to find out. Simon Brandon reports

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Stock rationalisation: scatter or gather?

21/04/2017 | By Nick Johnstone , Luke Barratt

With stock rationalisation deals expected to soar, Nick Johnstone and Luke Barratt cast an eye over the lay of the sector’s Monopoly board

For single use only on 21 April 2017

LHA cap: a sinking feeling Video


The LHA cap is set to leave Welsh landlords and tenants in a sticky situation. Jules Birch investigates what is likely to happen as a result

For single use only on 13 April 2017

Where the axe will fall Video

13/04/2017 | By Pete Apps , Sophie Barnes

Pete Apps and Sophie Barnes assess the potential impact of the forthcoming cut to housing benefit for young people

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PAC reports slams government over 'fundamentally flawed' housing market

28/04/2017 | By Pete Apps

The government’s million homes target “does not even come close” to meeting the demand for housing in Britain with the “fundamental flaws” in the market set to continue for decades.


Devolution deals 'short change cities on housing', claims report

20/04/2017 | By Pete Apps

The new metro mayors are being “short changed” on housing, according to a report by left-leaning thinktank the Smith Institute.

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Voters favour Labour housing policy despite Tory poll dominance

19/04/2017 | By Pete Apps

Voters marginally favour Labour in terms of housing policy, despite the party trailing the Conservatives by 21 percentage points in the overall poll.

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DCLG releases devolution guides

13/04/2017 | By Pete Apps

The government has published fresh guides to its devolution deals, many of which involve a significant transfer of housing powers.


Housing research centre launched

06/04/2017 | By Luke Barratt

The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) will be part of a new collaborative research centre for the challenges facing housing in the UK.

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Is pay for housing professionals weathering the storm? See how your salary compares.

For single use only on 21 April 2017

Welsh housing’s voice of reason Video

20/04/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

Wales has an ambitious housebuilding target of 20,000 homes by 2021. Nathaniel Barker meets Stuart Ropke, who has a central role to play in helping associations deliver

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The council whisperer Video


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

For single use only on 27 January 2017

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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Dealing with unreasonable tenants

28/04/2017 | By Kirsty Varley

It is important to take the correct approach with unreasonable tenants, says Kirsty Varley, of law firm Croftons

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Rough sleeping: political parties need to commit

27/04/2017 | By Emma Maier

It is time our political leaders commit to stamping out rough sleeping for good, says Emma Maier

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Have the Conservatives really built twice as much council housing as Labour?

26/04/2017 | By Pete Apps

ANALYSIS: The Conservatives oft-repeated claim to best Labour on council house building actually understates their dominance, but only tells a small part of the story, finds Pete Apps.

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  • Homelessness Reduction Bill passes into law

    28/04/2017 11:34 am

    Excellent news - well done all involved. But not a time to sit back in a self satisfaction. The crisis is still on but one much-needed tool is available

  • We see the price of everything and the value of nothing

    27/04/2017 5:17 pm

    So the government talks a good story but actually does nothing about releasing land for housing and getting it planning permission? Are we supposed to be surprised at this? The whole s106 circus is there because government is unable or unwilling to properly tax the capital gains that arise from planning permission. I would suggest that avoiding tax is always going to happen, the real question is whether Capital Gains Tax, or the s106 mechanism is the more effective way of making sure the public sector gets its cut. The Government owns a lot of surplus land but much or it is useless for housing , or will take years to become ripe for development. This much was obvious in the 90's when the Blair government tried to dump sites onto the HA movement from English partnerships, some were not road accessible and others had been earmarked for future schools etc. the whole thing was a fiasco. What's needed is a long-term concerted effort to provide housing land backed up by a ruthless approach to overruling Nimby Councils when they drag their feet over planning.

  • UK Housing Awards winners announced

    27/04/2017 1:02 pm

    Marjorie - I strongly disagree. Winning awards can give pride, confidence and belief to organisations.. Those organisations that genuinely build a strong performance culture - especially where customer service is involved - usually see staff doing more for less, going the extra mile for customers. Performance generally can improve with more energy and belief. Sounds like you've never been in an organisation with a great, positive culture....

  • Winning the election may prove easier than fixing housing

    27/04/2017 12:20 pm

    If you want the broken housing system to be fixed the only chance of this happening (and it remains only a chance- not a guarantee)is to vote Labour and encourage all your friends and relatives and work colleagues to do the same.

  • Hundreds evacuated after blaze at tower block

    27/04/2017 11:00 am

    Raises a few questions for me: Did the 200 residents self evacuate or did the Brigade ask them to? What is the policy for the block? Sounds like the occupants of the source correctly evacuated but the adjacent flats were also damaged so was the compartmentation compromised? I await further investigations/reports with interest. Martin Weaver

  • We need to take a more active role in fighting poverty

    26/04/2017 11:22 am

    What can I say except well said both. I remember a time when it was out top priority. It was why many HAs were establishing shed. Sadly more and more seem to have forgotten this. I find that when people move out of the HA bubble it becomes perfectly clear.