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09/05/2016 | By Joanne Roney

The government’s homeownership drive could be threatening the quality of choice for tenants, says Joanne Roney

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Allocations policy favouring workers ruled unlawful

22/04/2016 | By Heather Spurr

A council’s policy to ringfence 20% of its lettings for people in work has been found discriminatory and unlawful by the High Court.

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Golden years Video

19/05/2016 | By Simon Brandon

As the sector waits for the government’s verdict on funding for supported housing, Simon Brandon speaks to some of the older people who currently rely on these services

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The Housing and Planning Act

19/05/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The controversial Housing and Planning Act took 150 days to make its way through the House of Commons and House of Lords, and its turbulent progress has kept commentators busy. Now the bill has passed into law, Inside Housing takes stock of what the government originally proposed, what it offered concessions on and how the act looks now.

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Revolutionary welfare

17/05/2016 | By Lord David Freud

Universal Credit makes tenants responsible for their own affairs but some need help budgeting, says Lord Freud

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A non-starter?

20/05/2016 | By Emma Maier

Ministers are risking their million homes target by imposing Starter Homes on affordable developments, says Emma Maier

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Losing homes

19/05/2016 | By Terrie Alafat

The Housing and Planning Act will accelerate the loss of social housing and increase homelessness, warns Terrie Alafat

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Using headroom to the max? Video

20/05/2016 | By Keith Cooper

Councils were left with £2.9bn of borrowing headroom to build new homes, following a deal with the government in 2012. Keith Cooper investigates why dreams of a large-scale return to direct development have not come to pass.

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CIH: Low LHA rates lock out claimants

13/05/2016 | By Pete Apps

Housing benefit rates paid to claimants renting privately have fallen well below actual market rents - leaving claimants with no access to housing.

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12 reasons Sadiq Khan may struggle to deliver his housing pledges

12/05/2016 | By Nick Duxbury

London’s new mayor will have to overcome government opposition and profit-hungry developers if he wants to build more affordable homes.

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Limited options

09/05/2016 | By Joanne Roney

The government’s homeownership drive could be threatening the quality of choice for tenants, says Joanne Roney

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Masking the cuts Video

15/01/2016 | By Robert Cusack

Will housing’s anti-social behaviour superheroes face the chop in the forthcoming cuts? Robert Cusack finds out

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From the frontline

05/01/2016 | By Simon Brandon

Working in anti-social behaviour is rewarding for Lee Godfrey, tenancy relations co-ordinator at Broadacres Housing Association. But as Simon Brandon finds, it’s an increasingly tough job

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Landlord did 'not follow' risk policy in murder case

08/12/2015 | By Sophie Barnes

A housing association failed to follow its own risk policy in its treatment of a tenant who was later murdered by her partner, a review has concluded.

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