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EXCLUSIVE: Councils without local plans building faster Video

28/11/2014 0:00 am

Councils with no local plan in place are building homes at a faster rate than those with an adopted plan, Inside Housing research has found.

Association 'could not have prevented' machete attack

28/11/2014 0:01 am

A landlord has said it did everything in its power to protect residents following criticism by the daughter of a resident attacked with a machete in sheltered accommodation.

Money, surplus, annual results, financial, finance, accounts

Councils and housing bodies slam ‘cost shunting’ plans


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

Supreme Court

Government to intervene on homelessness ruling

27/11/2014 8:32 am

Ministers are set to argue against homelessness charities in the Supreme Court over ‘vulnerability test’ criteria used by councils to prioritise people for homes.

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What's your fix?

The results of the Inside Housing and Wates Living Space survey into the state of landlords’ repairs and maintenance services are in. Alex Turner assesses a mixed but promising picture

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  • What's your fix?

    The results of the Inside Housing and Wates Living Space survey into the state of landlords’ repairs and maintenance services are in. Alex Turner assesses a mixed but promising picture

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