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Finance specialist

Senior reporter, Inside Housing

Heather Spurr

Senior reporter and campaign editor

E-mail: heather.spurr@insidehousing.co.uk

Phone: 020 7772 8362

Fax: 020 7772 8591

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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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Beds unblocked Video

10/02/2016 | By Robert Cusack

How one care home is using its facilities to help the NHS reduce costs from bed-blocking. Robert Cusack reports

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US investor eyes HA partners after Pocket deal

10/02/2016 | By Pete Apps

A giant American real estate investor which has taken a share of a UK affordable housing business says it would “welcome” the opportunity to work with London’s housing associations.

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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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Redrow announces increased completions

09/02/2016 | By Carl Brown

Redrow has announced an 18% increase in completions in the first half of 2015/16, citing the government’s Help to Buy scheme as a factor in helping demand.

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Persimmon announces increase in completions

07/01/2016 | By Carl Brown

One of Britain’s largest house builders has announced an 8% annual increase in completions.

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Going rogue

09/02/2016 | By Jules Birch

Jules Birch blogs on clashes over housing in the Commons featuring three different sorts of rogue

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L&G announces build to rent deal

08/02/2016 | By Carl Brown

A joint venture featuring a major institutional investor has completed the acquisition of a Bristol development site for £4.8m in one of its first major build-to-rent deals.

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Going rogue

09/02/2016 | By Jules Birch

Jules Birch blogs on clashes over housing in the Commons featuring three different sorts of rogue

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L&G announces build to rent deal

08/02/2016 | By Carl Brown

A joint venture featuring a major institutional investor has completed the acquisition of a Bristol development site for £4.8m in one of its first major build-to-rent deals.

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CIH NI calls for PRS licensing

05/02/2016 | By Carl Brown

The Chartered Institute of Housing in Northern Ireland has called for mandatory licensing of private landlords.

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A divisive rulebook

12/02/2016 | By Heather Spurr

Inside Housing research this week reveals many landlords are unlikely to sign up to the National Housing Federation’s merger code. Heather Spurr finds out why.

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Revealed: scale of merger code concern

12/02/2016 | By Heather Spurr

A significant number of chief executives say their housing associations are unlikely to sign up to a new sector-wide ‘merger code’.

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Merger values

12/02/2016 | By Emma Maier

The merger code provides an opportunity to challenge suspicion of the sector

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