Iain Duncan Smith

New universal credit rules will hit 200,000 people

05/03/2015 7:00 am

New universal credit rules which could leave 200,000 claimants waiting six months for their benefit have sparked fresh fears over increased tenant rent arrears.

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G15 sets out plans to build 93,000 homes in a decade

05/03/2015 7:00 am

The 15 largest housing associations in London have plans to build 93,000 homes in the next decade, a figure which could double with additional support from government.

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One in three Welsh social tenants now in rent arrears

05/03/2015 1:40 pm

One in three social housing households in Wales are now in rent arrears following an increase, with the Welsh government citing Westminster’s welfare reforms as a possible factor.

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Cold home deaths could be stopped by 'hidden army'

05/03/2015 10:16 am

Health and housing providers should create a single point of contact to allow a ‘hidden army’ of front line staff to report cold homes, new guidance said today.

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New sustiainbility code

Star system to replace Code for Sustainable Homes

04/03/2015 2:41 pm

A star system for rating the sustainability of new homes, which will look at the impact on occupiers’ health and well-being, will be launched today.

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Free webinar on universal credit

04/03/2015 2:39 pm

Housing professionals can attend a free online event this Friday in which leading experts will share strategies to mitigate the impact of universal credit on landlords’ income.

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HCA exceeds public land disposal target

04/03/2015 10:20 am

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has exceeded its target to release public land for nearly 18,000 homes a month early.

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Housing is 'most important issue' for Londoners

04/03/2015 10:14 am

Housing is the most important issue facing London today, a poll of people living in the English capital has found.

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Housing zone developer pledges homes increase

04/03/2015 7:00 am

The developer of the London housing zone with the lowest percentage of affordable housing has committed to increasing it as the scheme progresses.



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