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Bernstein: Rethink the role of social housing

29/06/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The chief executive of Manchester City Council has said local housing associations face a “big challenge” to rethink the role of social rented housing.

For use in Inside Housing, 24 June 2016

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23/06/2016 | By Nick Duxbury

As shared ownership finally gets its big break, exclusive new data reveals how the tenure performs for the first time. Nick Duxbury reports

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‘No evidence’ government programme helped troubled families

20/12/2016 | By Luke Barratt

Government claims that it has “turned around” 120,000 troubled families were “misleading”, and there is no evidence the programme created for this purpose has had any significant impact, MPs have said.

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Universal Credit arrears soar in Scottish council

19/12/2016 | By Luke Barratt

The introduction of Universal Credit has caused a dramatic rise in rent arrears in eastern Scotland, according to a local council report.

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LGA seeks legal advice for councils caught in water bill scandal

15/12/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The Local Government Association (LGA) is seeking legal advice on behalf of councils exposed to multimillion pound compensation claims for overcharging tenants for water.

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Supported housing demand trumps LHA cap fears

13/01/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

Providers will build supported housing despite the uncertainty surrounding the Local Housing Allowance cap because of overwhelming demand for the specialist accommodation.

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Full implementation dates for Housing Act policies revealed

12/01/2017 | By Pete Apps

Regulations introducing Starter Homes are due to come into force in the summer, a timetable obtained by Inside Housing reveals.

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Funding programmes: an all you need to know guide

11/01/2017 | By Nick Johnstone , Sophie Barnes , Luke Barratt

With the details of four government funding programmes released last week in a flurry of New Year announcements, Inside Housing’s news team presents a guide to what’s on offer, who can bid and what people think of the schemes

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Universal Credit to be paid more regularly in Scotland

13/01/2017 | By Sophie Barnes

The Scottish Government plans to use its new social security powers for the first time to make Universal Credit payments more regular, it has announced today.

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Government to ban letting agents' fees

23/11/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

The government has announced a ban on letting agents charging fees in the private rented sector during tomorrow’s Autumn Statement.

For use in Inside Housing, 18 November 2016

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An Inside Housing investigation has found that thousands of people on low incomes are choosing to live in caravans and mobile homes. Martin Hilditch uncovers a hidden world that raises questions about the housing benefit system

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Scottish landlord criticised for lack of ASB policy

29/07/2016 | By Sophie Barnes

A housing association has been criticised by the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) for failing to have an anti-social behaviour (ASB) policy in place for its supported housing.

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Senior judges block tenant's eviction despite cannabis farm

07/07/2016 | By Pete Apps

A housing associations’ bid to evict a tenant who had 300 cannabis plants in her spare bedroom has been dismissed by senior judges.

For use in Inside Housing, 10 June 2016

Lighting the way Video

10/06/2016 | By Jess McCabe

How social housing estates are lit has come under the microscope for perpetuating inequality. Jess McCabe reports

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