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Housing association slammed by regulator after £2.3m site failures

13/02/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

A Scottish housing association has been slammed by the regulator for “failing to progress” a site bought in 2010 with £1m of public money.

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Regulator knew of repairs issues before Circle upgrade

10/02/2017 | By Pete Apps

The housing regulator knew about serious problems with Circle’s repairs service affecting vulnerable tenants when it upgraded the organisation to compliant last year.

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Ashby warns associations over rent settlement and building

09/02/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

The chair of the regulator has warned housing associations the government could impose an “unpleasant” rent settlement if it is not persuaded they are building enough homes.

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Public land sales lag well below target

20/02/2017 | By Nick Johnstone

The government has sold enough land for less than 14,000 homes, leaving it well off the pace required to meet its target to dispose of land for 160,000 homes in this Parliament.

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Scottish ministers warn against bedroom tax 'clawback'

20/02/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

Scottish ministers have urged the UK government not to cap claimants’ benefits when the Scottish Government abolishes the bedroom tax.

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NHF warns of 'significant risks' in deal-based rents approach

20/02/2017 | By Pete Apps

The National Housing Federation (NHF) has warned of “significant risks” to a deal-based approach for future rent settlements.

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Funeral for a framework?

16/02/2017 | By Alan Heron

Have recent changes to procurement made conventional frameworks obsolete? Alan Heron, head of procurement at the Procurement Hub explains

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Procuring the future

16/02/2017

Katie Saunders and John Forde of Trowers & Hamlins explain how a dynamic purchasing system operates

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Tower block blaze 'caused by faulty dryer'

30/08/2016

A huge blaze that ripped through five floors of a council-owned tower block was caused by a faulty tumble dryer, the London Fire Brigade has confirmed.

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The gas fright homes Video

28/07/2016 | By Simon Brandon

In April, Conars Court received a full set of gas safety certificates. Almost immediately, the gas supply had to be cut off. Simon Brandon investigates

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Blame the victims

28/06/2016 | By John Gray

Too many housing associations do not support the victims of workplace violence, says John Gray

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