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MPs: scrap Housing Revenue Account cap where housing unaffordable

29/04/2017 | By Kate Youde

Borrowing caps on councils’ Housing Revenue Accounts (HRA) should be raised – and, in some cases, scrapped – to help boost housebuilding, MPs have recommended.

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Vivid seeks US investors following merger completion

28/04/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

A new 30,000-home social landlord is in talks with foreign investors about loans of up to £200m as it scales up its development ambitions.

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Hyde issues £400m bond at 3% interest rate

27/04/2017 | By Pete Apps

A London housing association has issued a £400m bond at an interest rate of 3%, putting it among the cheapest individual deals secured in the sector.

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We see the price of everything and the value of nothing

27/04/2017 | By Jules Birch , Jules Birch

Jules Birch warns against short-term thinking leading to huge costs to the taxpayer and tenants further down the line

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MPs: scrap Housing Revenue Account cap where housing unaffordable

29/04/2017 | By Kate Youde

Borrowing caps on councils’ Housing Revenue Accounts (HRA) should be raised – and, in some cases, scrapped – to help boost housebuilding, MPs have recommended.

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Holding the government to account

28/04/2017 | By Jules Birch , Jules Birch

Jules Birch takes a look at the latest report from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) scrutinising the government on housebuilding

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Vivid seeks US investors following merger completion

28/04/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

A new 30,000-home social landlord is in talks with foreign investors about loans of up to £200m as it scales up its development ambitions.

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We see the price of everything and the value of nothing

27/04/2017 | By Jules Birch , Jules Birch

Jules Birch warns against short-term thinking leading to huge costs to the taxpayer and tenants further down the line

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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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Social sector evictions on the increase in Scotland, Shelter reveals

24/04/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

There has been a 24% increase in evictions from social housing in Scotland over the past two years, a new report by Shelter Scotland has revealed.

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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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Government will not reconsider LHA rate freeze

03/04/2017 | By Luke Barratt

The government has refused to reconsider its decision to freeze the Local Housing Allowance (LHA), the rate which sets how much housing benefit can be claimed by private tenants.

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Learning from Welsh associations

26/04/2017 | By Sarah Harris

As Welsh housing figures attend Tai 2017, Sarah Harris of Community Housing Cymru highlights a number of innovations from its members which could inspire associations in other parts of the UK  

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We need investment to support Northern regeneration

25/04/2017

Tracy Harrison explains why the Northern Housing Consortium is calling on election candidates to back measures that support regeneration

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Risk planning 'unacceptably weak' in some areas, warns regulator

28/04/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

The regulator has warned of “unacceptably weak” risk planning as it signals a tougher approach to compliance going forward.

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The time for leniency is at an end

28/04/2017 | By Julian Ashby

Pleas for clemency will fall on deaf ears if associations are found to be falling short of regulatory standards, says Julian Ashby

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UK Housing Awards 2017 gallery

28/04/2017

For the full gallery of photos from the night and the list of winners, please visit:https://ukha.secure-platform.com/a/page/Winners/winners-gallery

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The human resources test Video

27/04/2017

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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Three-quarters of social landlords implementing major change

27/04/2017 | By Pete Apps

Three-quarters of social landlords will be implementing a “major change programme” such as a merger, restructure or overhaul of IT systems over the next year, an exclusive Inside Housing survey shows.

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Why we must choose digital

03/04/2017 | By Catriona Simons

Digital services promote self-confidence and esteem among tenants, says Catriona Simons of The Guinness Partnership

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Why we are considering building a cable car system

28/03/2017 | By Victor da Cunha

Housing association Curo will this week launch a consultation on the principle of building a cable car system for tenants. Victor Da Cunha explains more

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Housing associations need better branding

27/03/2017 | By Mark Sebba

Associations need to think about their brand, says Mark Sebba, chair of Hyde Group and former chief executive of fashion brand Net-a-Porter

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The Budget: full coverage

08/03/2017

THE BUDGET: The latest housing news from today’s Budget

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