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Birmingham Council to spend £60m on improving stock

11/02/2016 | By Pete Apps

Birmingham Council plans to carry out a £60m programme of improvement works to its homes, despite the financial pressure exerted by the rent cut.

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Rent cut drives contractor profit warning

02/02/2016 | By Pete Apps

Social housing contractor Lakehouse has issued a profit warning linked to reduced spending following the 1% rent cut.

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Landlords increase planned maintenance spend by 17%

21/01/2016 | By Martin Hilditch

London’s biggest housing associations ramped up spending on planned maintenance by 17% in 2014/15.

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Labour will not back bid to block solar cuts

02/02/2016

Labour peers will not support a Liberal Democrat push to block devastating cuts to solar subsidies in the House of Lords.

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Keeping warm

29/01/2016 | By Charley Gibbons

We must do something about tackling fuel poverty now, says Charley Gibbons

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CIH Housing 2015: highlights

12/06/2015

With the Conservatives’ shock election win and issues around tightening finances setting the tone, this year’s conference has a lot of ground to cover. We take a look at some of the key themes and highlights

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Accessible apprenticeships

10/03/2015 | By Maria Brett

Apprenticeships are a popular way for social landlords to boost employment opportunities – but how easy are they to access for disabled people? On national apprenticeship week, Maria Brett meets a young, deaf apprentice

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Doing more with less

21/01/2016 | By David Todd

Repairs are facing a squeeze - but this need not come at the expense of providing a great service, says David Todd, director of partner and account management at Kirona

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A new reality?

21/01/2016 | By Colin Middlemass

During tough financial times, Colin Middlemass, chief operating officer at Mears, talks through how asset management can help

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Knock 'em down

11/02/2016 | By Ann O'Byrne

How exactly did the prime minister conclude he needed to knock down housing estates? Muses Ann O’Byrne

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Estates regeneration panel unveiled

09/02/2016 | By Carl Brown

Two housing association chief executives have been named on a 17-strong panel of experts tasked with drawing up a national strategy for estate regeneration.

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Greens: 7,000 social homes could be lost

04/02/2016 | By Pete Apps

Planned estate regeneration schemes could see more than 7,000 socially rented homes lost from London, a political party has warned.

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Councils plan for PFI rent cut exemption

11/02/2016 | By Pete Apps

The government is considering granting housing built through private finance initiatives an exemption from the rent cut, according to council business plans.

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Twin objectives

11/02/2016

The ability of our sector to adapt and evolve has been demonstrated time and again, say David Montague and Sinead Butters

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Councils spend £27m of RTB funds buying back homes

11/02/2016 | By Pete Apps

Councils have spent almost £30m of cash raised through Right to Buy sales to buy back homes they were forced to sell at a discount under the same policy.

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