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Councils and housing bodies slam ‘cost shunting’ plans

28/11/2014 | By Heather Spurr

Housing bodies and councils have rejected government proposals to make councils pay for a scheme designed to help people in crisis.

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Residential landlord receives £51.6m HCA build to rent loan

28/11/2014 | By Pete Apps

A residential landlord has received the first allocation of funds under the second round of the government’s flagship scheme to boost the private rented sector. 


Contractor secures £120m US private placement

27/11/2014 | By Pete Apps

A contractor and builder has raised £120m through a US private placement.

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Developer eyes £1bn pipeline after forming joint venture

27/11/2014 | By Pete Apps

A partnership between a residential developer and a private investment company will build homes worth £1bn in London and the south east.

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Social landlords hope for rent review in Autumn Statement

27/11/2014 | By Pete Apps

A number of housing associations are hoping that the government will include greater flexibility on rent-setting in next week’s Autumn Statement.

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Bond spread widens for Wheatley Group

27/11/2014 | By Pete Apps , Heather Spurr

Scottish landlord pays a premium as it enters bond markets


Homes in a third of London boroughs 'earned' more than a solicitor last year

27/11/2014 | By Laurna Robertson

Homes in around a third of Greater London’s boroughs earned more than £70,840 in a year, exceeding the average salary of a typical solicitor in the city, research by the National Housing Federation (NHF) has found.

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Social landlord breaks sector record for cheapest all-in price

27/11/2014 | By Pete Apps

One of England’s largest social landlords has broken the sector record for the cheapest all-in price on a long term bond with its first ever issue.

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Housing body praises £30m new help to buy funding

27/11/2014 | By Laurna Robertson

The Scottish Government has been praised by a key housing body for the additional £30m of funding allocated for the help to buy scheme.

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Editor, Inside Housing

More than a numbers game


The number of new homes being started is increasing fastest in areas where the council has not adopted a local plan that complies with the National Planning Policy Framework

Jules for blog

Map reading


How should housing associations respond to the tantalising prospect of freedom? In uncharted territory you need something to guide you.


Housing is losing its soul


The commercialisation of housing associations is going too far - and many are forgetting the reason they actually exist

Reporter, Inside Housing

Two wrongs


Eric Pickles is wrong, but Myleene Klass isn’t as wrong as you might think. Peter Apps explains why.

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Devo questions


The devolution of new powers over the housing costs elements of universal credit raises questions not just for Scotland but for the whole of the UK.

Chief executive, Northern Housing Consortium

Northern soul


We need to be positive and ‘lead not plead’ to create prosperity in the north, says Jo Boaden

Editor, Inside Housing

The status quo will not help housing


Policy Exchange got blood pressure rising this week by suggesting that landlords should be able to buy their way out of historic grant and become ‘free housing associations’, unrestricted by regulation.

Chief executive, CIH

Think globally


An international view is needed to ensure a housing sector that works for everyone, argues Grainia Long

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