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Government plans to scrap lifetime tenancies

29/10/2015 | By Heather Spurr

The government is planning to scrap lifetime tenancies for new social housing tenants in favour of fixed-term contracts.

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Understanding the refugee housing crisis Video

02/10/2015 | By Nick Duxbury

The UK government has committed to resettling 20,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years. Nick Duxbury investigates the challenge faced in housing the victims of war

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From the frontline

25/11/2015 | By Jess McCabe

Tim O’Malley, community development manager at Clanmil Housing in Belfast talks to Jess McCabe about his work on mixed communities, getting women into trades and the benefits of working in partnership


Call to exempt benefit claimants from Pay to Stay

23/11/2015 | By Carl Brown

The National Housing Federation has called for benefit claimants to be exempt from Pay to Stay amid widespread concern in the sector about the impact of the policy on low-income households.

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CIH: Pay to Stay will hit benefit claimants

19/11/2015 | By Carl Brown

The proposed ‘Pay to Stay’ threshold is too low and will hit some households claiming benefit, the Chartered institute of Housing has warned.

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Sanctuary Group secures European Investment Bank funding

Osborne doubles 'affordable' homes funding

25/11/2015 | By Pete Apps

The government will double investment in ‘affordable’ housing from 2018, with the vast majority of the cash used to fund homes for sale.

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New Homes Bonus set for reform

25/11/2015 | By Jonathan Bunn

A flagship policy providing a cash reward to councils for building new homes is set to be reformed to boost social care funding.


Boris looks to businesses to fund affordable homes

20/11/2015 | By Nick Duxbury

London businesses could be asked to stump up the cost of building affordable housing in the capital under a radical new plan by London mayor Boris Johnson.

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PRS licensing scheme launched in Wales

23/11/2015 | By Carl Brown

The Welsh government has today launched a private landlord registration and licensing scheme.

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CML issues supply warning

20/11/2015 | By Carl Brown

Mortgage lenders have warned that lack of supply is pushing up prices and making homes more unaffordable.


Return to Bournville

20/11/2015 | By Nick Duxbury

Soaring housing costs in London are starting to damage the city’s economy. Nick Duxbury reveals how the growing affordability crisis is forcing a host of the capital’s largest employers to help house their staff.

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Call for 'agreed approach' on NI flags

05/11/2015 | By Jonathan Bunn

Northern Irish housing associations have called for an “agreed approach” to deal with a mounting problem of new developments being targetted with sectarian flags.

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Safe as houses

26/08/2015 | By Roger Jarman

Laws around the private rented sector must be tightened to stem the rise of increasing crime linked to this tenure, says Roger Jarman


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Michelle Kent is a community safety team leader at Melin Homes. She talks to Simon Brandon about the highs and lows of working in anti-social behaviour.

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