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What's on in the housing sector this week - 15 - 19 Dec


A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 15 - 19 December 2014.


Research finds link between energy efficient homes and asthma


The drive for energy efficient homes could increase asthma risks, according to new research by the University of Exeter Medical School

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Millions to make homes warmer allocated to councils


The Scottish Government has allocated a large chunk of its £60m home energy efficiency fund.


Green Deal fund fully allocated a day after launch


The second phase of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) has run out of cash just a day after it opened in what has been described as ‘the latest gold rush’.

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Government urged to increase fuel poverty fund as millions go without heating


Millions of people will be forced to switch off their heating this winter due to spiralling energy costs, a social landlord has warned, and the government has been urged to increase the Warm Homes Discount.

DECC is seeking to change RHI application process

DECC seeks change to renewable heat scheme application process


The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is seeking to change the ‘onerous’ way in which social landlords make applications for the renewable heat incentive (RHI).

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Households in fuel poverty require 'additional policies'


Families living in poverty will need additional help to pay their fuel bills, an influential committee said today.

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Live blog: 17th Dec


Inside Housing’s daily live blog giving updates and views on the day’s essential housing news - and a bit more besides

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Housing Live: Ready for take off Video


Today is the launch of Inside Housing’s live news blog and, typically, it seems to be a relatively quiet one for housing news. Oh wait, that’s just the IH newsroom following last night’s Christmas party.

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A sign of things to come


The coalition government’s final autumn statement provided interesting reading, writes Emma Maier

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The Internet of Things


Are housing providers ready for the Internet of Things?, asks Stewart Davison

Managing director, Sustainable Homes

Energy efficiency begins at home


Can we afford not to invest in measures to boost energy efficiency?, asks Andrew Eagles

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Summer heating


Careful design and analysis is needed to combat summer overheating, says Andrew Mellor

Partner, Global Action Plan

Fuel poverty: A national scandal


Fuel poverty should be much higher up on everyone’s agenda

Mike Childs

Housing and the environment


If you are an environmentalist you must be against building millions of new homes, right?

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