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Statistics watchdog to examine DCLG data proposal


The UK Statistics Authority (UKSA) is probing the Department for Communities and Local Government’s (DCLG) controversial plan to publish key housing data less regularly.

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DCLG considers publishing data less frequently to save cash


The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is considering publishing a key set of housing data every two years instead of annually in a bid to save cash.

Secretary of state for communities and local government

Pickles 'breached Gypsy and Traveller human rights'


Eric Pickles broke equality laws by calling in planning decisions regarding Gypsy and Traveller sites that fall within the green belt, the High court has ruled.


Taiwanese energy giant plots £65m investment in solar PV


A Taiwanese solar energy giant is planning to invest £65m in installing free energy-generating panels on the roofs of UK housing association homes this year.

westminster autumn

What's on this week 19 - 23 Jan


Emma Reynolds attends a London First event, draft renewable heat incentive regs will be discussed in the House of Commons and Inside Housing hosts a communications webinar

fuel poverty

Children's health 'being harmed by fuel poverty'


Children’s health in the private rented sector (PRS) is being harmed with low income families struggling to pay their energy bills, according to a study released today.


Government 'does not care about housing in rural areas'


The vast majority of people living in rural England do not believe the government cares about providing affordable housing in their communities, a new poll has revealed.

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Green Party spokesperson for housing. Candidate for Lewisham West and Penge

Green goals


The Green party recently promised to build 500,000 social rented homes by 2020 if it wins the next election. Housing spokesperson for the Greens Tom Chance explains more about his party’s bold pledge


Cold spell


We shouldn’t overlook the crucial role charities and housing associations play in helping people stay warm in winter, says Graham Duxbury

Director, Human City Institute

Feeling the pinch


Tenants have been hit hard by austerity - but what do they think would ease the pain? asks Kevin Gulliver

Deputy chief executive, CIH

Bid for freedom


Council should be freed up to build more themselves as well as enabling others, says Gavin Smart

Senior associate, Wonckworth Sherwood

A light in dark places


The general election is likely to postpone right to light reform

Executive director, futures, Orbit Group

Back to the future


The housing sector needs to look to evolution not revolution if it wants to succeed in the future, says Boris Worrall

Property litigation partner, Trowers and Hamlins

New regs turn up the heat


The Heat Network Regulations are now in force - do they affect you?

Housing Live

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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