• Offsite payments increase 72%

    TOP NEWS STORY: The value of payments made to councils by developers in lieu of onsite affordable housing has jumped 72% in a year, according to official figures.

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Offsite payments increase 72%

TOP NEWS STORY: The value of payments made to councils by developers in lieu of onsite affordable housing has jumped 72% in a year, according to official figures.

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Estates regeneration panel unveiled

09/02/2016 1:01 pm | By Carl Brown

Two housing association chief executives have been named on a 17-strong panel of experts tasked with drawing up a national strategy for estate regeneration.

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Clark: Government could allow planning fee increases

08/02/2016 6:38 pm | By Sophie Barnes

The government will consult on allowing “well-performing” planning departments to increase their fees in line with inflation, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government announced today.

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Grainger buys Kew sites and sells German arm

09/02/2016 3:56 pm | By Pete Apps

A large private rented sector landlord has sold its German arm and bought a £57.3m site in west London as it begins an £850m development drive.

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GLA to spend £5m on leasing homelessness premises

09/02/2016 9:39 am | By Heather Spurr

City Hall is planning to spend £5m on providing permanent accommodation for a flagship homelessness scheme, as premises are threatened with closure.

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Redrow announces increased completions

09/02/2016 9:33 am | By Carl Brown

Redrow has announced an 18% increase in completions in the first half of 2015/16, citing the government’s Help to Buy scheme as a factor in helping demand.

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Neil blasts 'unacceptable uncertainty' over 'LHA cap'

08/02/2016 4:48 pm | By Sophie Barnes

A Scottish housing minister has described the uncertainty over the Local Housing Allowance cap for supported housing as “unacceptable”, in a strongly-worded letter to Lord David Freud.

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Council offers £40k RTB alternative

08/02/2016 2:05 pm | By Carl Brown

A London council is offering tenants £40,000 to enable them to buy a home on the open market rather than take up the Right to Buy.

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Savills issues Starter Homes warning

08/02/2016 12:18 pm | By Heather Spurr

The government’s Starter Homes could fail to deliver extra homes and may distort the market by overlapping with other schemes, according to new analysis.

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Core purpose

Pay to Stay is the epitome of anti-aspirational politics, says Tom Copley

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Going rogue

Jules Birch blogs on clashes over housing in the Commons featuring three different sorts of rogue

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For use in Inside Housing, 5 February 2016

From homeless hostel to backpacker's paradise

INCOME MANAGEMENT: When One Housing found out its central London homeless hostel must shut due to funding cuts, it turned the property into a money-spinner. Simon Brandon reports

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