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More than 130 councils on course to run out of DHP

19/12/2014 1:03 pm

Emergency funds to support those worst affected by welfare reform are on course to run out before the end of the financial year in 132 local authorities, Inside Housing can reveal.

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Fall in social housing lets to black and minority ethnic households

19/12/2014 0:00 am

DCLG figures show dip in BME allocations, but drop is less than anticipated

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New Era estate bought by affordable homes provider

19/12/2014 4:55 pm

A Hackney housing estate, which made headlines earlier this year when Russell Brand protested against its new owners’ planned rent hikes, is being bought by affordable homes provider, Dolphin Living.

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Government confirms £172m welfare assistance funding cut

19/12/2014 4:04 pm

Kris Hopkins has confirmed the government intends to cut £172m of grant funding for local welfare assistance schemes in 2015/16.

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Live blog - 19th Dec Video

All the latest housing news in our live daily blog

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Stats blog: Allocations and ethnicity Video

New social lettings figures from the DCLG have shown that lettings are down to BME households. Daniel Douglas looks at the data behind the story.

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Round-up: 2014 in review

What were the defining moments of 2014 for the housing sector? Inside Housing’s editorial team takes us on a tour of whose star has risen in the past year - and what has gone horribly wrong

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Image gallery: Favourite covers of 2014

Art editor Sonny Dhamu chooses his favourite covers of 2014

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The three biggest themes in regulation for 2014

What were the key themes in regulation during 2014? Carl Brown investigates

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    A problem shared

    Tom Copley, housing spokesperson for London Labour, discusses the soaring cost of shared ownership in the capital.

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    Caught on camera

    Intrusive cameras, arrest of a housing CEO and casino banking for housing feature in this week’s Closed Circuit

  • Chief executive, Herefordshire Housing

    This ole house

    The history of just one home can demonstrate the vital role of social housing

  • Chief executive and accountable officer, Scottish Housing Regulator

    Data will empower tenants

    Protecting the interests of tenants is the sole objective of the Scottish Housing Regulator

  • Editor, Inside Housing

    Looking ahead

    As is traditional in this final edition of the year, we take a look at the highs and lows of the previous 12 months

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    Time loop

    More than one MP compared Wednesday’s debate on the bedroom tax to Groundhog Day and it was not hard to see why.

  • Jules Birch

    Bonus verdict

    The New Homes Bonus, the government’s flagship policy on housing supply, is listing badly. Does it deserve to stay afloat?

  • Colin Wiles

    To plan or not to plan?

    The latest report from the Communities Select Committee makes a positive contribution to the planning debate, writes Colin Wiles

  • Chair, HCA regulation comittee

    The value of money

    Payoffs and value for money (VfM) are two areas where associations get a poor press and ‘enjoy’ a poor reputation with government, says Julian Ashby

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    The psychology of front doors

    Steamy pictures, front door colour choices and an intervention from a baggy legend feature in this week’s Closed Circuit



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