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    TOP NEWS STORY: The Welsh Government has launched a statutory inquiry into a social landlord relating to a number of allegations surrounding the organisation.

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Welsh Government launches inquiry into landlord

TOP NEWS STORY: The Welsh Government has launched a statutory inquiry into a social landlord relating to a number of allegations surrounding the organisation.

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Surge in Right to Buy fraud in London

30/07/2015 | By Carl Brown

The number of detected Right to Buy frauds in London has more than doubled in a year, councils have reported.

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Welsh Government urged to act on bedroom tax

30/07/2015 | By Corin Williams

Welsh assembly members have called for greater use of discretionary housing payments (DHPs) to help tenants struggling to pay rent because of the bedroom tax.

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Landlords seek talks over energy efficiency

30/07/2015 | By Corin Williams

Landlords are seeking talks with ministers over how housing associations can deliver energy-efficiency improvements to their stock after the government axed green subsidies last week.

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Social housing planning approvals rise 27%

29/07/2015 | By Corin Williams

The Home Builders Federation (HBF) has said there is a continuing ‘recovery’ in the number of planning permissions to build social homes.

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MPs launch inquiry into viability of associations

29/07/2015 | By Carl Brown

A committee of MPs has launched an inquiry into the financial viability and sustainability of housing associations.

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Three more Housing Zones announced for London

29/07/2015 | By Corin Williams

The Greater London Authority is investing £44m in new Housing Zones for areas in Brent, Westminster and Sutton.

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House builder reports 12% increase in turnover

29/07/2015 | By Carl Brown

Taylor Wimpey has today reported a £12.2% increase in revenues boosted by higher sales prices.

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Genesis reports drop in surplus

29/07/2015 | By Pete Apps

Genesis has booked a £36.3m surplus for the last financial year, a decrease of around 10% on its figure for the year before.

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