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Council votes to drop landlord as partner

29/07/2015 | By Corin Williams

One Housing Group is holding urgent talks with Tower Hamlets mayor John Biggs after the council passed a motion calling for the housing association to be suspended as its preferred development partner.


Rent changes burn £42bn hole in council plans

17/07/2015 | By Nick Duxbury

Exclusive modelling shows council 30-year business plans will be undeliverable.


Which councils are retrofitting high rises with sprinklers?

15/07/2015 | By Kate Youde

On the sixth anniversary of the deadly Lakanal House fire, an Inside Housing investigation finds that only a few councils are following the coroner’s recommendation and retrofitting their tower blocks with sprinklers. Kate Youde reports

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Landlords seek talks over energy efficiency

30/07/2015 | By Corin Williams

Landlords are seeking talks with ministers over how housing associations can deliver energy-efficiency improvements to their stock after the government axed green subsidies last week.


Government ends new Green Deal funding

23/07/2015 | By Pete Apps

The government will stop funding the Green Deal after ‘low take-up and concerns about industry standards’, leaving the energy efficiency sector ‘battered and bruised’.

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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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Solid wall insulation

26/06/2015 | By Mitch Gee

Solid wall insulation has great potential to improve tenants’ lives. But, says Mitch Gee, technical director at SPSenvirowall, it also must be designed well


The extra mile

26/06/2015 | By Barry Boxall

Social value should be second nature to service providers, argues Barry Boxall, divisional director, Building Solutions South, VINCI Facilities


Working together

12/06/2015 | By Colin Middlemass

A joined up approach to asset management can help every pound go further, says Colin Middlemass, chief operating officer at Mears Group


Top 60 Developments: Extra Care Developments of the Year

24/07/2015 | By Michael Atherton

Inside Housing is showcasing the best 60 developments of the last year. This year, our list is split into 10 categories of excellence which we will reveal over the next few weeks. Michael Atherton reports on the best extra care developments of the year.

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Top 60: Innovative Developments of the Year

17/07/2015 | By Michael Atherton

Inside Housing is showcasing the best 60 developments of the last year. This year, our list is split into 10 categories of excellence which we will reveal over the next 10 weeks. Michael Atherton reports on the most innovative developments of the year.

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DCLG slammed for 'extraordinary' public land failure

16/07/2015 | By Sarah Graham

MPs have slammed the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) for failing to monitor the new homes being built on public land that it had released for development.

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MPs launch inquiry into viability of associations

29/07/2015 | By Carl Brown

A committee of MPs has launched an inquiry into the financial viability and sustainability of housing associations.

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Opportunity knocks

29/07/2015 | By Jamie Ratcliff

Although they present organisations with difficult decisions, the government’s extensive housing reforms also offer opportunities for housing providers, says Jamie Ratcliff

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'Rent cut will not affect existing security'

28/07/2015 | By Pete Apps

The sector’s two major valuers have agreed that George Osborne’s surprise rent cut will not affect existing loan security valuations – ending a fortnight of uncertainty for housing associations.

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