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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

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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

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Laying the foundations Video

22/03/2017

A difficult recruitment landscape has resulted in associations developing bigger and better apprenticeship schemes. Joe Dart talks to the organisations leading the charge

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From the frontline - Ciaran McLaughlin

21/03/2017

Housing officer at Helm Housing Association – and the Chartered Institute of Housing Northern Ireland’s Young Professional of the Year – on attracting young talent into the sector and why Nando’s is the key to a happy life

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From the archive - week of 20 March

20/03/2017

Inside Housing looks back at what was happening in the sector this week 10, 20 and 30 years ago

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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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Dispatches from MIPIM - day 3

16/03/2017

Nick Johnstone reports from day three of the giant property event MIPIM in Cannes, in which social landlords are increasingly taking an interest

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A match made in heaven? Video

16/03/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

A new breed of ‘social impact’ investors are wooing housing associations. But shortly after one venture by private equity giant Octopus was disbanded, Nick Johnstone investigates if this really is an ideal partnership

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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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Dispatches from MIPIM - day 2

15/03/2017 | Updated: 15/03/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

Nick Johnstone reports from day two of the giant property event MIPIM in Cannes, in which social landlords are increasingly taking an interest

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Dispatches from MIPIM - day 1

14/03/2017

Nick Johnstone reports from the giant property event MIPIM in Cannes, in which social landlords are increasingly taking an interest

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From the frontline - Trev Swinswood

14/03/2017

Nottingham Community Housing Association’s Sound as a Pound project manager on giving tenants financial control… and Dustin Hoffman

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From the archive - week of 13 March

13/03/2017

Inside Housing looks back at what was happening in the sector this week five, 15 and 25 years ago

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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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The sector in stats

09/03/2017 | By Carl Brown

Inside Housing pulls out key figures from this year’s UK Housing Review

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Testing the water Video

09/03/2017

The ‘full-service’ Universal Credit roll-out is being road tested in pilots across the country. As an official at the Scottish local authority involved, Michael Lloyd has a front row seat

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The Budget - full speech

08/03/2017

THE BUDGET: The full transcript of Philip Hammond’s speech - with passages likely to be of interest to the housing sector in bold.

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Glasgow takes on the rogues Video

08/03/2017 | By James Andrew Smith

Glasgow’s Govanhill district has been described as Scotland’s “biggest slum”, with private sector properties in dire conditions. James Andrew Smith meets the people set on turning it around

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From the frontline - Karl Maple

07/03/2017

Network Homes’ regional manager for income, voids and lettings on how stand-up comedy’s loss is housing’s gain

For single use only on 3 March 2017

The Hackney empire Video

03/03/2017 | By Tom Wall

The promise of affordable housing helped the borough’s new mayor to election success. Tom Wall finds out how Philip Glanville’s plan is being put into practice

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From the archive - week of 6 March

03/03/2017

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Inside Housing looks back at what was happening in the sector this week 10, 20 and 30 years ago

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Have I got newts for you Video

02/03/2017 | By Martin Hilditch

Great crested newts received surprising attention in last month’s Housing White Paper. Martin Hilditch investigates why and what happens next

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AT-A-GLANCE: Northern Ireland parties' housing policies

01/03/2017 | By Nathaniel Barker

As voters in Northern Ireland prepare to go to the polls tomorrow, Nathaniel Barker summarises the key housing pledges of each party.

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Lies, damned lies and housebuilding statistics

01/03/2017 | By Pete Apps

ANALYSIS: Housebuilding statistics are not giving a reliable picture of the market, claim industry bodies. Pete Apps investigates

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From the frontline - Peter Helly

28/02/2017

Accord Group’s community development manager on partnership, punctures and (non) Premier League football

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From the archive - week of 27 February

27/02/2017

Inside Housing looks back at what was happening in the sector this week five, 15 and 25 years ago

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Breaking the cycle Video

24/02/2017 | By Steve Sampson

Gang violence is a growing problem in our inner cities but councils’ youth services budgets have been cut. Can housing associations fill the void? Steve Sampson finds out

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The rise of the medium-merger

23/02/2017 | By Pete Apps

While mega-mergers have stumbled, there is growing consolidation among medium-sized associations. Pete Apps investigates

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New Era: one year on Video

22/02/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

A year ago, the new landlord of a Hackney estate ripped up the rental rulebook. Sophie Barnes returns to Hoxton to find out how the personalised rents model has bedded in

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From the frontline - Lynsey Tomlins

21/02/2017

Aspire Housing’s housing support and well-being advisor tells Inside Housing about the ups and downs of the job

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From the archive - week of 20 February

20/02/2017

Inside Housing looks back at what was happening in the sector this week 10, 20 and 30 years ago

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The Housing White Paper: piecing together the puzzle

17/02/2017 | By News team

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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Wisdom of crowds Video

16/02/2017 | By Kate Youde

Crowdfunding has allowed millions of people to raise money for causes they care about, including homelessness. But what role is left for charities and social landlords in the age of direct action? Kate Youde finds out

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Do frameworks work? Video

15/02/2017 | By Jess McCabe

Procurement frameworks are meant to be a hassle-free way for social housing providers to club together and make savings. But are they the shortcut to efficiency they’re touted as? Jess McCabe investigates

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From the frontline - Fern Smith

14/02/2017

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

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Homelessness funding vacuum

13/02/2017

Despite offering support to the Homelessness Reduction Bill in the Lords, Labour does not share the optimistic view that committed funding will be sufficient, says Andy Slaughter

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From the archive - week of 13 February

13/02/2017

In a new series of nostalgia pieces, Gavriel Hollander takes a look at what was happening in the sector five, 15 and 25 years ago this week

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Circle of despair Video

10/02/2017 | By Pete Apps

The inside story of Circle’s recent repairs troubles holds a cautionary tale for the sector. Pete Apps reports

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The land grabbers

09/02/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

L&Q’s acquisition of Gallagher Estates is a milestone in the housing association sector’s march into the land market. Nick Johnstone looks at the risk and reward

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Forty years of co-operation Video

08/02/2017 | By Michael Lloyd

Lister Housing Co-operative in Edinburgh was founded by activists 40 years ago. Michael Lloyd finds out what happens when direct action hits middle age

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Full speech: Sajid Javid introduces the Housing White Paper

08/02/2017

WHITE PAPER: Read communities secretary Sajid Javid’s full speech to parliament introducing the Housing White Paper.

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From the frontline - Jim Playle

07/02/2017

BPHA’s community development officer tells Inside Housing how he channels the A-Team at work, but would quit in a heartbeat if one particular Hollywood star came calling

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From the archive - week of 6 February

06/02/2017

In a new series of nostalgia pieces, Gavriel Hollander takes a look at what was happening in the sector 10, 20 and 30 years ago this week

For single use only on 3 February 2017

Rising Stars 2017

03/02/2017

This year’s search to find the brightest emerging talent in the housing sector is now under way. Here’s your guide to the competition and how to enter

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

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Full speech: Julie Fadden at the CIH presidential dinner

01/02/2017

The full transcript of Chartered Institute of Housing president Julie Fadden’s speech in London tonight

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The troubleshooters Video

01/02/2017

Housing associations are not the organisations they once were, and boards need to adapt. Gavriel Hollander asks three of the sector’s most travelled interim directors what governance issues boards need to look out for

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Homeless for 13 years: Grant's story Video

01/02/2017 | By Danielle Aumord

The homelessness debate can often be caught up in facts and figures. As the Homelessness Reduction Bill makes its way through parliament, Danielle Aumord talks to one man about life in the system

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From the frontline - Jo Ellis

31/01/2017

Jo Ellis, Aldwyck Housing Group’s floating support area services manager, talks about supporting tenants, funding security and having superhuman speed

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From the archive - week of 30 January

30/01/2017 | By Gavriel Hollander

In the first in a new series of nostalgia pieces, Gavriel Hollander takes a look at what was happening in the sector 10, 20 and 30 years ago this week

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The homelessness frontline Video

27/01/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

Today MPs are set to debate the Homelessess Reduction Bill, amid wrangling from councils over the costs. As the debate takes place, Sophie Barnes reports back from one outreach team’s nightly fight against homelessness in south London

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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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Investing in people Video

25/01/2017 | By Martin Hilditch

While other landlords are cutting frontline costs, Martin Hilditch meets one that is taking a different approach

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From the frontline - Kieran Buchanan

24/01/2017

Midland Heart’s multi-trade operative tells Inside Housing about his passion for stargazing and how he’d take a more relaxed approach to running the country

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Right to Buy: dreams and nightmares

20/01/2017 | By Pete Apps

An analysis of the Right to Buy extension pilot contains stark warnings about affordability and communication around exemptions. Pete Apps sifts through the detail

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The money game Video

20/01/2017 | By Martin Hilditch

Housing associations are under more pressure than ever to demonstrate their efficiency – particularly following the 1% annual rent cut in England. Martin Hilditch investigates the impact on repairs and maintenance budgets

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Changing how we think about repairs

18/01/2017

Some housing associations are challenging received thinking about the way the sector approaches repairs and maintenance. Gavriel Hollander finds out why they think the sector could save itself a packet

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From the frontline - Nina Egge-Daborn

17/01/2017

Sentinel Housing Association’s first contact team leader tells Inside Housing why call centres can be stressful places and how she fancies a second career in law

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The HeaRt of the matter Video

13/01/2017 | By Joe Dart

Talent retention, cost cutting, flexible working, Brexit? Joe Dart hears from six housing association HR experts about what challenges they’re tackling in 2017