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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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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

For use in Inside Housing, 5 February 2016

From homeless hostel to backpacker's paradise Video

02/02/2016 | By Simon Brandon

When One Housing found out its central London homeless hostel must shut due to funding cuts, it turned the property into a money-spinner. Simon Brandon reports

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Government clarifies rent cut exemption

01/02/2016 | By Pete Apps

The government has provided a broad outline definition of the types of housing that will benefit from a one-year exemption to the rent cut.

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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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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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Levy to cost HA sector millions a year

08/12/2015 | By Jonathan Bunn

The government’s new Apprenticeship Levy will cost the UK’s 30 largest housing associations a total of £7.4m a year, exclusive research by Inside Housing has found.

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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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Savills: More than 1m rental homes needed

02/02/2016 | By Pete Apps

The UK will need more than a million extra rental homes to meet demand over the next five years, despite a major government drive to increase homeownership.

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Purchasing power

13/11/2015

In light of cuts to social housing rents, Alan Little, business development manager at STC Energy, explains how revising energy procurement policy can help landlords cut costs

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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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Savills: More than 1m rental homes needed

02/02/2016 | By Pete Apps

The UK will need more than a million extra rental homes to meet demand over the next five years, despite a major government drive to increase homeownership.

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Scope for error

01/02/2016

New rules on immigration checks could lead to further discrimination and pressure on homelessness services, says John Perry

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Dispelling myths

05/02/2016

The merger code will enable housing associations to safeguard their mission, says Steve Douglas

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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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US real estate giant strikes deal with Pocket

03/02/2016 | By Pete Apps

One of the largest real estate firms in the US has taken a 50% share in a London-based affordable homes company to help drive a massive expansion of its development.

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