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Pay to Stay will make homes ‘unaffordable’

TOP STORY: Tens of thousands of social tenants across southern England affected by Pay to Stay would struggle to afford to carry on living in their home if forced to pay full market rent, according to exclusive research.

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Housing associations prepare to axe solar plans

04/09/2015 | By Pete Apps

Two of the largest housing association users of solar panels are preparing to axe thousands of planned installations after “bitterly disappointing” government cuts left schemes unviable.

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Housing association's future under threat

04/09/2015 | By Carl Brown

A supported housing provider may no longer have a future as a viable, independent business following a liquidity crisis, the social housing regulator has warned.

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Scottish social landlords pledge support for refugee crisis

04/09/2015 | By Heather Spurr

Scottish social landlords are set to meet next week to discuss plans to provide accommodation in response to the refugee crisis in Europe.

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Anchor agrees £100m care home deal

04/09/2015 | By Heather Spurr

England’s largest older people’s specialist housing association has bought 24 care homes in a major £100m purchase – the largest deal of its kind in recent years.

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'Mega-merger' talks put on hold

04/09/2015 | By Pete Apps

Detailed talks over a merger deal to create a mammoth landlord in the north west of England have been put on hold.

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Plans for new tenant body move forward

04/09/2015 | By Corin Williams

Plans to set up a new independent tenant organisation in Northern Ireland look set to be launched before the end of the year, after the proposal was backed by tenant groups.

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Government leaves it to councils to define 'Traveller'

04/09/2015 | By Cassandra Ward

The government has ruled out offering guidance to councils on the criteria they use to judge whether Travellers or Gypsies live a ‘nomadic lifestyle’.

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Immigration checks 'fuelling discrimination'

03/09/2015 | By Heather Spurr

Private landlords are discriminating against people with foreign names and accents as a result of the government’s ‘Right to Rent’ checks, a new report says.

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We need a housing system that works for everyone, says Terrie Alafat

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Diagnosis: housing Video

Social landlords need to get serious about evidence-gathering if they are to convince the NHS and other sectors of their worth, finds Reni Eddo-Lodge

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Problems with Pay to Stay

This week we report on the first impact analysis of government’s Pay to Stay policy, under which tenants earning more than £30,000 a year will need to pay market rent

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Top 60: Joint Venture Developments of the Year

Inside Housing is showcasing the best 60 developments of the last year. Our list is split into 10 categories of excellence. Michael Atherton reports on our final category, the best joint venture developments of the year

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For use in Inside Housing, 28 August 2015

Homes for veterans

ANALYSIS: Veterans in Bristol are building their own affordable rent homes, with the help of a project funded by bank fines from the financial crisis. But are such projects sustainable? David Blackman reports

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