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Cash payments accepted instead of affordable housing soar

01/04/2015 | By Carl Brown , Corin Williams

Councils are accepting soaring levels of cash from developers looking to escape building affordable homes onsite, exclusive Inside Housing research has revealed.

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The golden egg

02/04/2015 | By Kate Davies

We must use public land to build the much needed homes this country needs - homes that lay the golden egg for families living in rooms and young people who can’t afford to buy, says Kate Davies

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Waltham Forest plans huge housebuilding programme

02/04/2015 | By Daniel Douglas

A London borough has finalised plans to build 2,000 new homes in five years in partnership with housing associations and private developers.

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Institutional investor loans £50m to small landlord

01/04/2015 | By Pete Apps

An institutional investor has announced a £50m direct loan to a community housing association in the north west.

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Waivers granted for affordable homes programme delays

01/04/2015 | By Daniel Douglas

Social landlords are being granted waivers from grant penalties after utility company delays saw them miss the deadline for the affordable homes programme.

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Housing minister attacks sector over value for money

23/03/2015 | By Daniel Douglas

The sector ‘can and should do more’ on inefficiency, and value for money downgrades are ‘unacceptable’, the housing minister Brandon Lewis said today.

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Osborne announces 20 outside-London housing zones Video

18/03/2015 | By Daniel Douglas

The government has announced 20 new confirmed housing zones outside of London – double the number announced in June last year.

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Q&A with Eamonn Boylan

24/03/2015 | By Stuart Macdonald

Eamonn Boylan may have been the chief executive of Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council since January 2010, but his heart is still 100% housing.

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Durham negotiates April stock transfer date

27/03/2015 | By Corin Williams

The government has agreed to fund a stock transfer of 18,500 homes despite it missing a deadline to write off the properties’ historic debt.

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Stock transfer signed off a week before deadline

24/03/2015 | By Pete Apps

A deal to transfer 8,500 Salford council homes to a new housing association has been finally signed off with just a week to spare.

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The clock is ticking

13/03/2015 | By Theresa Mohammed

Social landlords should take note: a recent case could make it more difficult to dispute the cost of a construction contracts, says Theresa Mohammed

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