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L&Q sets out plans to build 50,000 homes

27/03/2015 8:21 am

One of the country’s largest social landlords is set to launch a 50,000-home building drive without any government grant, in the most ambitious development programme the sector has ever seen.

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Durham negotiates April stock transfer date

27/03/2015 7:00 am

The government has agreed to fund a stock transfer of 18,500 homes despite it missing a deadline to write off the properties’ historic debt.

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Eleventh hour rent solution for landlords

27/03/2015 6:00 am

Government officials have set up a temporary solution for social landlords facing delays and confusion over how to handle rent increases under universal credit.

Landlords urged to support BME sector in rationalisation deals


BME sector would benefit from transferral of stock by larger organisations

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‘Worse than poor law’ benefit rule mothballed to post election


New benefit regulations previously slammed as ‘worse than the poor law’ have been suspended until after the general election due to a key report.

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Government ends term with 55% rise in illegal B&B use Video

26/03/2015 4:26 pm

The number of families in bed and breakfast for longer than six weeks as at 31 December 2014 was 55% higher than the year before, according to official statistics released today.

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Welfare reform 'failing to move tenants into work'

26/03/2015 10:52 am

The coalition’s welfare reforms have failed to help social housing tenants into work, an academic study commissioned by social landlords said today.

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Councils hit back at minister over council companies threat

26/03/2015 6:00 am

Defiant councils have struck back at Brandon Lewis after he accused local authorities of cheating tenants out of their Right to Buy through setting up housing companies.


Landlords in talks over Manchester health devolution

26/03/2015 0:01 am

Greater Manchester housing associations are in talks with senior NHS figures about taking a prominent role in healthcare after devolution.

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Housing Benefits campaign launched today

26/03/2015 0:01 am

Inside Housing has launched a campaign to demonstrate how the housing sector delivers widespread economic benefits to the government and to challenge myths about the sector.

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Welsh global accounts show drop in surplus Video

25/03/2015 4:16 pm

There has been a 12.9% reduction in the combined surplus of Welsh housing associations, global accounts published today show.

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Why housing delivers

Inside Housing launches its Housing Benefits campaign today. Campaign editor Heather Spurr explains how it will shout about the sector’s importance

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Jess McCabe goes to housing camp with Jayne Hilditch, housing’s premier adreneline-junkie tech geek

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Cloud house

Cloud storage poses opportunities – and risks – for social landlords. Keith Cooper reports

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