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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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Global view of repairs: How does your spend compare to the rest? Video

21/01/2016 | By Martin Hilditch

How much are housing associations spending on repairs and maintenance? Compare your performance as Martin Hilditch surveys 100 of the largest landlords

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Labour will not back bid to block solar cuts


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


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


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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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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Call for funds to tackle empty homes

03/02/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The Scottish Government should set up a community grants programme to encourage more empty homes to be brought back into use, a partnership made up of housing experts has recommended.

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Disruptive competition

03/02/2016 | By Richard Bacon

The current housing system is intellectually, socially and morally bankrupt, says Richard Bacon

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Councils hand back £46m RTB cash

05/02/2016 | By Pete Apps

Town halls have handed almost £50m in unspent Right to Buy cash earmarked for replacement council housing to the government, claiming rules make it impossible to spend.

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Vanishing act

05/02/2016 | By Martin Hilditch

The amount of money councils have handed back to the government since Right to Buy discounts were increased breeds a lack of trust

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Lords propose sweeping Housing Bill changes

03/02/2016 | By Pete Apps

Peers have unveiled plans to block the controversial imposition of Starter Homes, Pay to Stay, the extended Right to Buy and the end to lifetime tenancies.

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