Chair, Centre for Social Justice and Liberal Democrat council leader, Eastleigh

Councils 'should take primary responsibility for housing'

28/01/2015 10:20 am

Councils should take on primary responsibility for housing delivery in their local area, moving away from their current role as ‘sausage machines’ for approving planning decisions.

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HCA concerned about association's ability to protect social assets

28/01/2015 9:37 am

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has warned that it lacks assurance that a Sunderland-based housing association can fully protect its social housing assets in the face of commercial risk.

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Landlords to face higher costs for eviction claims

28/01/2015 7:00 am

Landlords face a hike in eviction costs for a second successive year under government proposals that will cost the private and social housing sector an extra £15m a year.

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Housing officer faces trial over fraud

28/01/2015 1:40 pm

A former housing officer charged with fraudulently taking more than £3,000 from tenants over a three year period is due to stand trial in September.

Hackney Town Hall

London council to wind up ALMO

28/01/2015 10:41 am

A London council has decided to wind up its arm’s-length management organisation after tenants voted in favour of the proposal.

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Director of policy and practice, CIH

Bid for freedom

Council should be freed up to build more themselves as well as enabling others, says Gavin Smart

Jon Neale

Blaming the victim

Older generations have all the power in the housing market - and that’s part of the problem

Bournville Village Meeting Hall

Origin story

Many housing associations were founded with a religious purpose. But how relevant is faith in housing today? Jess McCabe reports

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The Right Rev. David Walker, Bishop of Manchester

The strength of belief

The Church of England has been vocal in recent months about housing policy. Carl Brown meets ‘media bishop’ David Walker to find out more

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  • The strength of belief

    The Church of England has been vocal in recent months about housing policy. Carl Brown meets ‘media bishop’ David Walker to find out more

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  • The value for money challenge

    As the HCA prepares to issue a fresh batch of value for money downgrades, how are landlords feeling about the self-assessment process this year?

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  • Private eyes

    Serious and intractable anti-social behaviour cases can make tenants’ lives hell. Is calling in private eyes the answer?

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  • Right to Buy

    Inside Housing examines why homes sold through right to buy are not being replaced as promised

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  • Star trekkers

    Here’s a peak into the adventure 17 whg members of staff had when they went to Nepal to learn from and help to build one of the country’s nascent affordable housing projects

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  • Lost in translation

    What role - if any - should housing play in preserving a language?

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  • Home protection

    Housing associations may be spending more on maintenance, but for what reasons? Martin Hilditch finds out

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  • What awaits the housing sector in 2015?

    What can we expect for housing from 2015? Inside Housing takes a glimpse over the horizon to predict what we are likely to see as the New Year unfolds

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  • Hammersmith spring

    In May there was a revolution in west London when David Cameron’s favourite council was toppled from power. Peter Apps meets the new leader of Hammersmith and Fulham

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  • Finding their feet

    A partnership between Nottingham City Homes and Nottingham Council aims to move away from large traditional care homes for children, to smaller homes that encourage independence. Dawn Foster pays a visit

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