Heather writes news and features for Inside Housing. Her patches include homelessness, supported housing, public land and asylum. She also covers Scotland and the South of England.
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The Labour chair of an influential committee of MPs has called for ministers to devolve financial powers in England.
The price of rents in the private rented sector has reached an all-time high of £761 a month, according to a major lettings firm.
A total of seven in ten UK households say landlords should be barred from renting out homes unless they improve their energy efficiency levels, according to research.
- Scottish voters reject independence: Calls for clarity over 'extensive new powers'
- Garden cities bite back
- Prisoners 'need family home' to stop re-offending
- ‘LOBO’ loans must be declared
- Government to reconsider axeing local welfare funding
- Domestic policy
- Councils scale back regulation
With ALMOs having an increasingly blurred definition, Heather Spurr was not surprised to see a council considering the model for managing temporary homelessness accomodation
With the Conservative Party conference taking place in Manchester this week, Heather Spurr compares David Cameron’s homeless election promises and what his government is doing now.
Westminster Council’s payments to families housed in B&Bs for more than six weeks should be a call to action for other local authorities, writes Heather Spurr
- Tipping the balance
- Lost in translation
- Populist message
- Fairness agenda